Anglo-French redresse, redresce, derivative of the verb, verbal
Middle French redresser, Old French redrecier, equivalent. to re-re- + drecier to straighten (see dress); (noun, nominal) Middle English
(verb, verbal) Middle English redressen 1275–1325
1.See corresponding entry in Unabridged restoration, remedy, atonement. Redress,reparation,restitution suggest making amends or giving indemnification for a wrong. Redress may refer either to the act of setting right an unjust situation (as by some power), or to satisfaction sought or gained for a wrong suffered:the redress of grievances.Reparation means compensation or satisfaction for a wrong or loss inflicted. The word may have the moral idea of amends:to make reparation for one's neglect; but more frequently it refers to financial compensation (which is asked for, rather than given):the reparations demanded of the aggressor nations.Restitution means literally the restoration of what has been taken from the lawful owner:He demanded restitution of his land; it may also refer to restoring the equivalent of what has been taken:They made him restitution for his land.