American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. Something, such as medicine or therapy, that relieves pain, cures disease, or corrects a disorder.
- n. Something that corrects an evil, fault, or error.
- n. Law A legal order of preventing or redressing a wrong or enforcing a right.
- n. The allowance by a mint for deviation from the standard weight or quality of coins.
- v. To relieve or cure (a disease or disorder).
- v. To remove, counteract, or rectify. See Synonyms at correct, cure.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. That which cures a disease; any medicine or application or process which promotes restoration to health or alleviates the effects of disease: with for before the name of a disease.
- n. That which corrects or counteracts an evil of any kind; relief; redress; reparation.
- n. In law, the means given for obtaining through a court of justice any right or compensation or redress for a wrong.
- n. In coining, a certain allowance at the mint for deviation from the standard weight and fineness of coins: same as allowance, 7.
- n. A course of action to bring about a certain result.
- n. Synonyms and Cure, restorative, specific, antidote, corrective.
- To cure; heal: as, to remedy a disease.
- To repair or remove something evil from; restore to a natural or proper condition.
- To remove or counteract, as something evil; redress.
- n. Something that corrects or counteracts.
- n. law The legal means to recover a right or to prevent or obtain redress for a wrong.
- n. A medicine, application, or treatment that relieves or cures a disease.
- v. transitive To provide or serve as a remedy for.
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. That which relieves or cures a disease; any medicine or application which puts an end to disease and restores health; -- with
- n. That which corrects or counteracts an evil of any kind; a corrective; a counteractive; reparation; cure; -- followed by
foror against, formerly by to.
- n. (Law) The legal means to recover a right, or to obtain redress for a wrong.
- v. To apply a remedy to; to relieve; to cure; to heal; to repair; to redress; to correct; to counteract.
- v. provide relief for
- n. act of correcting an error or a fault or an evil
- v. set straight or right
- n. a medicine or therapy that cures disease or relieve pain
- From Middle English remedie, from Old French *remedie, remede, from Latin remedium ("a remedy, cure"), from re- ("again") + mederi ("to heal"). (Wiktionary)
- Middle English remedie, from Old French, from Latin remedium : re-, re- + medērī, to heal; see med- in Indo-European roots. (American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
“Perhaps the availability of this remedy is the reason those responsible for the website have taken steps to remain faceless.”
“As a curious nonlawyer, how come the remedy is an injuction and not a writ of mandamus?”
“Such a remedy is available for copyright violations, but not contract breaches.”
“The other remedy is an extension of the principles enunciated some time ago by Dr. Horace Britton, of Toronto, when he pointed out that the primary duties of the electorate were not merely to cast their votes but to acquaint themselves with the candidates offering themselves for election and with the issues before the people.”
“He goes on to say: We know what the remedy is, but we don't know how, or by whom the remedy is to be applied.”
“While we are looking away off yonder for the solution to our difficulties, the remedy is all the time lying just under our noses!”
“But what HE means by what you call his remedy is my making you feel better about himself. ”
“I think the remedy is more freedom of association except in increasingly limited areas.”
“Chris Travers: I think the remedy is more freedom of association except in increasingly limited areas.”
“The remedy is more free speech — racists are entitled to their views and even to express them, but they are not entitled to public approbation or to be shielded from public disapproval andscorn.”
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