self-redress

(noun) Any action taken by a wronged an individual or group to settle a dispute with another an individual or group outside of the legal system.

Example: A revenge killing.

Audio Pronunciation: (self-re·dress)

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Usage Notes:

  • Plural: self-redresses
  • Also called:
    • retribution
    • right a wrong
    • take revenge
  • A (noun) self-redresser or (noun) self-redressor takes action to right a (adjective) redressable or (adjective) redressible wrong.

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