REDRESS', verb transitive
1. To set right; to amend.
In yonder spring of roses, find what to redress till noon.
[In this sense, as applied to material things, rarely used.]
2. To remedy; to repair; to relieve from, and sometimes to indemnify for; as, to redress wrongs; to redress injuries; to redress grievances. Sovereigns are bound to protect their subjects, and redress their grievances.
3. To ease; to relieve; as, she labored to redress my pain.
[We use this verb before the person or the thing. We say, to redress an injured person, or to redress the injury. The latter is most common.]
1. Reformation; amendment.
For us the more necessary is a speedy redress of ourselves.
[This sense is now unusual.]
2. Relief; remedy; deliverance from wrong, injury or oppression; as the redress of grievances. We applied to government, but could obtain no redress
There is occasion for redress when the cry is universal.
3. Reparation; indemnification. [This sense is often directly intended or implied in redress ]
4. One who gives relief.
Fair majesty, the refuge and redress of those whom fate pursues and wants oppress.