- That which relieves or cures a disease; any medicine or application which puts an end to disease and restores health; -- with for; as, a remedy for the gout.
- That which corrects or counteracts an evil of any kind; a corrective; a counteractive; reparation; cure; -- followed by for or against, formerly by to."What may else be remedy or cure To evils which our own misdeeds have wrought, He will instruct us." [Milton.]
- [Law] The legal means to recover a right, or to obtain redress for a wrong.synonyms: Cure; restorative; counteraction; reparation; redress; relief; aid; help; assistance.
Etymology: L. remedium; pref. re- re- + mederi to heal, to cure: cf. F. remède remedy, remédier to remedy. See Medical