redress – the means of seeking relief or remedy:

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n. (14c)

1. Relief; remedy < money damages, as opposed to equitable relief, is the only redress available>.

2. A means of seeking relief or remedy <if the statute of limitations has run, the plaintiff is without redress>. — redressable, adj. — redress, vb. [1]

1. RemedyCompensation; reparation. [2]

1. Satisfaction with respect to an injury or other wrong.  It may take the form of damages or equitable relief.

 verb: 1. To right a wrong; to rectify an abuse; to remedy an injury. [3]
Various Types of Redress:
penal redress (1874) A form of penal liability requiring full compensation of the injured person as an instrument for punishing the offender; compensation paid to the injured person for the full value of the loss (an amount that may far exceed the wrongdoer’s benefit).
restitutionary redress (1970) Money paid to one who has been injured, the amount being the pecuniary value of the benefit to the wrongdoer.


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[1]: Black’s Law Dictionary Deluxe Tenth Edition by Henry Campbell Black, Editor in Chief Bryan A. Garner. ISBN: 978-0-314-61300-4

[2]: Ballantine’s Law Dictionary with Pronunciations Third Edition by James A. Ballantine (James Arthur 1871-1949).  Edited by William S. Anderson.  © 1969 by THE LAWYER’S CO-OPERATIVE PUBLISHING COMPANY.  Library of Congress Catalog Card No. 68-30931

[3]:  Ballantine’s Law Dictionary Legal Assistant Edition
by Jack Ballantine 
(James Arthur 1871-1949).  Doctored by Jack G. Handler, J.D. © 1994 Delmar by Thomson Learning.  ISBN 0-8273-4874-6.


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