Crossword clues for redress
Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
The Collaborative International Dictionary
Redress \Re*dress"\ (r?*dr?s"), v. t. [Pref. re- + dress.] To dress again.
Redress \Re*dress"\ (r?*dr?s"), v. t. [F. redresser to straighten; pref. re- re- + dresser to raise, arrange. See Dress.]
To put in order again; to set right; to emend; to revise.
The common profit could she redress.
In yonder spring of roses intermixed With myrtle, find what to redress till noon.
Your wish that I should redress a certain paper which you had prepared.
To set right, as a wrong; to repair, as an injury; to make amends for; to remedy; to relieve from.
Those wrongs, those bitter injuries, . . . I doubt not but with honor to redress.
To make amends or compensation to; to relieve of anything unjust or oppressive; to bestow relief upon. ``'T is thine, O king! the afflicted to redress.''
Will Gaul or Muscovite redress ye?
Redress \Re*dress"\, n.
The act of redressing; a making right; reformation; correction; amendment. [R.]
Reformation of evil laws is commendable, but for us the more necessary is a speedy redress of ourselves.
A setting right, as of wrong, injury, or opression; as, the redress of grievances; hence, relief; remedy; reparation; indemnification.
A few may complain without reason; but there is occasion for redress when the cry is universal.
One who, or that which, gives relief; a redresser.
Fair majesty, the refuge and redress Of those whom fate pursues and wants oppress.
Douglas Harper's Etymology Dictionary
mid-14c., "to correct, reform;" late 14c., "restore, put right" (a wrong, error, offense); "repair; relieve; improve; amend," from Old French redrecier "reform, restore, rebuild" (Modern French redresser), from re- "again" (see re-) + drecier "to straighten, arrange" (see dress (v.)). Formerly used in many more senses than currently. Related: Redressed; redressing.
Etymology 1 n. 1 The act of redressing; a making right; reformation; correction; amendment. 2 A setting right, as of wrong, injury, or oppression; as, the redress of grievances; hence, relief; remedy; reparation; indemnification. 3 One who, or that which, gives relief; a redresser. vb. 1 To put in order again; to set right; to emend; to revise. 2 To set right, as a wrong; to repair, as an injury; to make amends for; to remedy; to relieve from. 3 To make amends or compensation to; to relieve of anything unjust or oppressive; to bestow relief upon. 4 (context obsolete transitive English) To put upright again; to restore. Etymology 2
n. The redecoration of a previously existing film set so that it can double for another set. vb. 1 To dress again. 2 To redecorate a previously existing film set so that it can double for another set.
In film, a redress is the redecoration of an existing movie set, so that it can double for another set. This saves the trouble and expenses of constructing a second, new set, though they face the difficulty of doing it so the average viewer does not notice the same set is reused. Also there could be logistical problems, such as conflicting shooting schedules, continuity if the set is not quite the same as it was (if it should be the same) or different (if it should be). The latter problem arises because the set dresser may be unaware of changes created by the action.
Redress, or The Redress Trust is a human rights organisation based in London, England, that helps survivors of torture to obtain justice and reparation, in the form of compensation, rehabilitation, official acknowledgement of the wrong and formal apologies. In addition Redress seek accountability for those who have been tortured.
Redress is the redecoration of an existing movie set so that it can double for another set.
Redress may also refer to:
- Collective redress, a legal concept
- Redress Control Number, an identification number issued by the United States Department of Homeland Security to travelers who would otherwise be subjected to excessive scrutiny at security checkpoints.
- Redress (charitable organisation), a human rights organization
- Redress, a 1988 agreement between the federal Government of Canada and the National Association of Japanese Canadians to explore the circumstances of the internment of Japanese-Canadians during World War II
- User interface redress (also seen as UI redress), an alternative term for clickjacking
Usage examples of "redress".
A great injustice was done to me and my brother in years agone, and if he be unable or unwilling to go back, then it be my bounden duty to redress that wrong in the blood of those who perpetrated it.
And though all these grievances had been already redressed, and even laws enacted for future security against their return, the praise of these advantages was ascribed, not to the king, but to the parliament, who had extorted his consent to such salutary statutes.
Whereupon I went to Fotis, to aske counsell of her as of some Divine, who although she was unwilling that I should depart one foot from her company, yet at length shee gave me license to bee absent for a while, saying , Beware that you tarry not long at supper there, for there is a rabblement of common Barrettors and disturbers of the publique peace, that rove about in the streets and murther all such as they may take, neither can law nor justice redress them in any case.
Nothing will make you successful but setting up a policy which shall treat the thing as being wrong: When I say this, I do not mean to say that this General Government is charged with the duty of redressing or preventing all the wrongs in the world, but I do think that it is charged with preventing and redressing all wrongs which are wrongs to itself.
Then some began to speak of victories to come, and of redressing the Battle of the Bragollach, when Maedhros should lead forth the united hosts, and drive Morgoth underground, and seal the Doors of Angband.
The election of a woman to the position of authority in the House would go a little way towards redressing the balance.
Ireland peaceably to propose, prepare, and present petitions for redressing grievances to his majesty, and to both houses of parliament.
They could be flogged within an inch of their lives, they could have their crops or their products or their women stolen without redress at lawif the thief was a Roman.
To great numbers of loyalists, all redress from these sequestrations was refused: to the rest, the remedy could be obtained only by paying large compositions, and subscribing the covenant, which they abhorred.
When, I so pressingly urge a strict observance of all the laws, let me not be understood as saying there are no bad laws, or that grievances may not arise for the redress of which no legal provisions have been made.
Awed, even a little frightened by his new Lulu, Monsieur Verger limited himself to a single peep while she redressed.
Mahomet assured them that on his return to Adrianople he would redress the grievances, and consult the true interests, of the Greeks.
The Bucephalas was in a degree of danger that would require luck as well as ability to redress.
Sir Ensor, a wild rebellious son of an Earl of Moray, who travelled with his wife to Exmoor, and settled there, in a rage because the king would give him no redress against his elder brother.
As this government expects redress from other powers when similar injuries are inflicted by persons in their service upon citizens of the United States, we must be prepared to do justice to foreigners.