- 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.
From Middle English remedie, from Old French *remedie, remede, from Latin remedium (“a remedy, cure"), from re- (“again") + mederi (“to heal").
remedy - Legal Definition