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Definition 1: act of correcting an error or a fault or an evil - [noun denoting act]

Synonyms for redress in the sense of this definition

(redress is a kind of ...) the act of offering an improvement to replace a mistake; setting right

(... is a kind of redress ) anything that remedies or heals or soothes

"he needed a salve for his conscience"

Definition 2: a sum of money paid in compensation for loss or injury - [noun denoting possession]

Synonyms for redress in the sense of this definition

(redress is a kind of ...) something (such as money) given or received as payment or reparation (as for a service or loss or injury)

(... is a kind of redress ) (law) redress awarded by a court

"was the relief supposed to be protection from future harm or compensation for past injury?"

(... is a kind of redress ) (law) compensation for losses that can readily be proven to have occurred and for which the injured party has the right to be compensated

(... is a kind of redress ) (law) a trivial sum (usually $1.00) awarded as recognition that a legal injury was sustained (as for technical violations of a contract)

(... is a kind of redress ) (law) compensation in excess of actual damages (a form of punishment awarded in cases of malicious or willful misconduct)

(... is a kind of redress ) compensation for a wrong

"we were unable to get satisfaction from the local store"

Samples where redress or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • right a wrongs done to the victims of the Holocaust

Synonyms for redress in the sense of this definition

(redress is a kind of ...) cause to change; make different; cause a transformation

"The advent of the automobile may have altered the growth pattern of the city" "The discussion has changed my thinking about the issue"

(... is a kind of redress ) make excessive corrections for fear of making an error

(... is a kind of redress ) make amends for

"expiate one's sins"

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