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Definition of "remedy" []

  • Something, such as medicine or therapy, that relieves pain, cures disease, or corrects a disorder. (noun)
  • Something that corrects an evil, fault, or error. (noun)
  • Law A legal order of preventing or redressing a wrong or enforcing a right. (noun)
  • The allowance by a mint for deviation from the standard weight or quality of coins. (noun)
  • To relieve or cure (a disease or disorder). (verb-transitive)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "remedy" in a sentence
  • "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."