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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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So how refreshing to open the local paper on Tuesday and read this opening paragraph: "At a time when Premiership footballers are too often easy targets for sleaze, Manchester City's players have been redressing the balance.
If Francois Rabelais' fifth book has been relatively neglected by critics, this collection of thirty-eight articles goes some way towards redressing the balance.
Although the Children Act 1989 sought to give such research the force of law, by redressing the balance between mothers and fathers in the interests of the welfare of their children, judicial practice still has not changed.
The Tap fund has gone some way to redressing the balance for many tourist accommodation providers.
HOW many more pro-hunt articles are you going to print before redressing the balance with equally persuasive anti-hunt information?
Now the station is redressing the balance by producing this show which offers advice to those who are about to put their homes on the market.
It was not deserved and this provocative and well illustrated book must go a long way towards redressing the balance.