- The definition of a remedy is a way of correcting something or is a treatment given for an illness or medical condition.
- An example of remedy is when you say you are sorry for an argument.
- An example of remedy is an antibiotic for a bacterial infection.
- any medicine or treatment that cures, heals, or relieves a disease or bodily disorder or tends to restore health
- something that corrects, counteracts, or removes an evil or wrong; relief; redress
- Law a means, as court action, by which violation of a right is prevented or compensated for; legal redress
Origin of remedyMiddle English remedie ; from Anglo-French ; from Old French remede ; from Classical Latin remedium ; from re-, again + mederi, to heal, akin to medicus: see medical
- Something, such as a drug or a bandage, that is used to treat a symptom, disease, injury, or other condition.
- a. Something that corrects an evil, fault, or error.b. Law The means of obtaining redress of a wrong or enforcement of a right.
- The allowance by a mint for deviation from the standard weight or quality of coins.
transitive verbrem·e·died, rem·e·dy·ing, rem·e·dies
- To relieve or cure (a disease or disorder).
- To counteract or rectify (a problem, mistake, or undesirable situation). See Synonyms at correct.
Origin of remedyMiddle English remedie, from Old French, from Latin remedium : re-, re- + medērī, to heal; see med- in Indo-European roots.
(third-person singular simple present remedies, present participle remedying, simple past and past participle remedied)
- To provide or serve as a remedy for.
remedy - Legal Definition
The way a right is enforced or an injury is redressed—most commonly by imposition of monetary damages.extraordinary remedy
A type of remedy that is not usually available, but that is used when it is shown that it is necessary in order to preserve one’s rights. Writs of mandamus, prohibition, and habeas corpus are examples of such.provisional remedy
A temporary remedy that is incidental to a regular legal proceeding, but that is needed to preserve the claimant’s rights or to keep same from suffering irreparable harm pending the action’s conclusion. Temporary restraining orders, injunctions, attachment, or appointment of receivers are examples of provisional remedies.