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Compensation for injuries sustained; recovery or restitution for harm or injury; damages or equitable relief. Access to the courts to gain Reparation for a wrong.


verb adjust, aid, allay, alleviate, appease, atone, change, compensare, compensate, correct, cure, ease, expiate, fix, heal, help, improve, make amends, make good, make reparation, make up for, mend, pacify, palliate, propitiate, put right, readjust, rectify, relieve, remedy, repair, restituere, restore, right, satisfy, set right
Associated concepts: legal redress
See also: adjust, award, collection, compensate, contribution, cure, disbursement, equity, fix, habeas corpus, help, indemnification, justice, payment, recompense, recourse, recovery, rectify, reform, reimburse, reimbursement, remedy, remunerate, renew, repair, reparation, repent, requital, resolve, restitution, restore, return, satisfaction, trover

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

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People who are Anglo-Irish and English, people living in Ireland over the years, have become acutely aware of the role the British have played and want to do something to redress the balance,'' Day-Lewis said.
In the Revenue Reconciliation Act of 1993, Congress began to redress the balance between gifts of cash and those of property by eliminating gifts of appreciated property as AMT preference items.
Hugh wants to persuade governments around the world to set up more marine protected areas and to redress the balance in our seas.
A report presented to the fire authority on Monday said it had not been able to hire new people to redress the balance because of a recruitment freeze.
Whitchurch narrowly lost twice to Guildford last year and will be looking to redress the balance this time out, buoyed by the team spirit and commitment shown by their new look squad in gaining a well-deserved point at Fareham last week.
Prescott Jones Professions is hoping to redress the balance and increase its market share in the professional indemnity sector, a market in the UK worth an estimated pounds 1.
IN a week when football and footballers have been castigated for their lack of respect for everyone around them, it was good to be able to rely on Arsenal once again to redress the balance.
However, the whole unfortunate business can, in the minds of some people, inevitably taint the entire staff and I write in an attempt to redress the balance.
I THOUGHT the purpose of Objective 1 funding was to help redress the balance between economically depressed and more prosperous regions of the EU.
Matt Burgess, managing director of Pot Noodle, said: "While it's good to see that Mark Francois made the most of our cheap price rather than claiming any excessive moat cleaning, we want to redress the balance.
In a time when slagging off the health and care sectors has become a national sport, I'd like to do a tiny bit to redress the balance.
There's so much negative publicity about young people and this is one way of trying to redress the balance.