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Redress

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.

West's Encyclopedia of American Law, edition 2. Copyright 2008 The Gale Group, Inc. All rights reserved.

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

A Law Dictionary, Adapted to the Constitution and Laws of the United States. By John Bouvier. Published 1856.
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Second-half play was end to end as the visitors attempted to redress the balance with Paino Kelekolio crossing for an unconverted try.
If modernity opted for an autonomy that was incompatible with any transcendent measure, it is time to redress the balance by reaching back into our own neglected traditions.
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.
This amazing documentary attempts to redress the balance through stunning photography and painstaking research.
The council is at last beginning to redress the balance and the replacement of the subways by One Stop is a welcome move, which should have been done years ago.
We hear so much criticism of the NHS and at times we are not particularly good at saying thank you when we receive good treatment, I hope this letter helps to redress the balance.
Poyet had classi-fied the game as a mustwin affair in advance but, having been thwarted, has challenged his players to redress the balance when they head to Norwich on Saturday.
Hugh wants to persuade governments around the world to set up more marine protected areas and to redress the balance in our seas.
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 1.5bn.
However, when you receive service above and beyond the call of duty, such as I have recently in opening a new bank account with Halifax, I would like 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.