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 for redress
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Redress \Re*dress"\ (r[=e]*dr[e^]s"), v. t. [Pref. re- + dress.]
     To dress again.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Redress \Re*dress"\ (r[-e]*dr[e^]s"), v. t. [F. redresser to
     straighten; pref. re- re- + dresser to raise, arrange. See
     1. To put in order again; to set right; to emend; to revise.
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              The common profit could she redress.  --Chaucer.
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              In yonder spring of roses intermixed
              With myrtle, find what to redress till noon.
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              Your wish that I should redress a certain paper
              which you had prepared.               --A. Hamilton.
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     2. To set right, as a wrong; to repair, as an injury; to make
        amends for; to remedy; to relieve from.
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              Those wrongs, those bitter injuries, . . .
              I doubt not but with honor to redress. --Shak.
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     3. To make amends or compensation to; to relieve of anything
        unjust or oppressive; to bestow relief upon. "'T is thine,
        O king! the afflicted to redress." --Dryden.
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              Will Gaul or Muscovite redress ye?    --Byron.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Redress \Re*dress"\, n.
     1. The act of redressing; a making right; reformation;
        correction; amendment. [R.]
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              Reformation of evil laws is commendable, but for us
              the more necessary is a speedy redress of ourselves.
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     2. A setting right, as of wrong, injury, or opression; as,
        the redress of grievances; hence, relief; remedy;
        reparation; indemnification. --Shak.
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              A few may complain without reason; but there is
              occasion for redress when the cry is universal.
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     3. One who, or that which, gives relief; a redresser.
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              Fair majesty, the refuge and redress
              Of those whom fate pursues and wants oppress.
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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

      n 1: a sum of money paid in compensation for loss or injury
           [syn: damages, amends, indemnity, indemnification,
           restitution, redress]
      2: act of correcting an error or a fault or an evil [syn:
         redress, remedy, remediation]
      v 1: make reparations or amends for; "right a wrongs done to the
           victims of the Holocaust" [syn: right, compensate,
           redress, correct] [ant: wrong]

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  127 Moby Thesaurus words for "redress":
     amend, amends, annul, atone, atone for, atonement, balancing,
     blood money, cancel out, commutation, compensate, compensation,
     composition, compromise, consideration, correct, correction,
     counteract, counteraction, counterbalancing, countercheck, damages,
     emend, expiate, expiation, expiatory offering, fixing, frustrate,
     get satisfaction, give satisfaction, guerdon, honorarium,
     indemnification, indemnify, indemnity, kick back, lex talionis,
     live down, make all square, make amends, make compensation,
     make good, make matters up, make reparation, make requital,
     make restitution, make retribution, make right, make up for,
     make up to, making amends, making good, making right, making up,
     meed, mending, negate, negative, offsetting, overhaul, overhauling,
     pay, pay back, pay damages, pay in kind, pay off, pay reparations,
     pay the forfeit, pay the penalty, paying back, peace offering,
     piaculum, price, propitiate, propitiation, put right, put straight,
     put to rights, quit, quittance, reclamation, recompense, recoup,
     rectification, rectify, redeem, redemption, refund, reimburse,
     reimbursement, remedy, remunerate, remuneration, repair, repairing,
     reparation, repay, repayment, reprisal, requital, requite,
     requitement, restitution, retaliation, retribution, return,
     revenge, reward, right, salvage, satisfaction, satisfy, set right,
     set straight, set to rights, set up, smart money, solatium, square,
     square it, square things, squaring, substitution, troubleshooting,
     vengeance, vindicate, wergild

From Bouvier's Law Dictionary, Revised 6th Ed (1856) :

  REDRESS. The act of receiving satisfaction for an injury sustained. For the 
  mode of obtaining redress, vide Remedies 1 Chit. Pr. Annal. Table. 

From The Devil's Dictionary (1881-1906) :

  REDRESS, n.  Reparation without satisfaction.
      Among the Anglo-Saxon a subject conceiving himself wronged by the
  king was permitted, on proving his injury, to beat a brazen image of
  the royal offender with a switch that was afterward applied to his own
  naked back.  The latter rite was performed by the public hangman, and
  it assured moderation in the plaintiff's choice of a switch.

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