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Date: 1300-1400
Language: Old French
Origin: redrecier, from drecier 'to make straight'

redress

1 verb
     
reā€§dress1 [transitive] formal
to correct something that is wrong or unfair:
Little could be done to redress the situation.
Affirmative action was meant to redress the balance (=make the situation fair) for minorities.

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