Definition of Self-redress
(noun) Any action taken by a wronged individual or group to settle a dispute with another individual or group outside of the legal system.
Example of Self-redress
- A revenge killing.
Syllabification: self re·dress
- American English – /sElf-ri-drEs/
- British English – /sElf-ri-drEs/
International Phonetic Alphabet
- American English – /sɛlf-rɪˈdrɛs/
- British English – /sɛlf-rɪˈdrɛs/
- Plural: self-redresses
- Variant spellings:
- self redress
- Also called: retribution
- Informally called:
- “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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- Word origin of “self-” and “redress” – Online Etymology Dictionary: etymonline.com
Cite the Definition of Self-redress
ASA – American Sociological Association (5th edition)
Bell, Kenton, ed. 2014. “self-redress.” In Open Education Sociology Dictionary. Retrieved June 5, 2023 (https://sociologydictionary.org/self-redress/).
APA – American Psychological Association (6th edition)
self-redress. (2014). In K. Bell (Ed.), Open education sociology dictionary. Retrieved from https://sociologydictionary.org/self-redress/
Chicago/Turabian: Author-Date – Chicago Manual of Style (16th edition)
Bell, Kenton, ed. 2014. “self-redress.” In Open Education Sociology Dictionary. Accessed June 5, 2023. https://sociologydictionary.org/self-redress/.
MLA – Modern Language Association (7th edition)
“self-redress.” Open Education Sociology Dictionary. Ed. Kenton Bell. 2014. Web. 5 Jun. 2023. <https://sociologydictionary.org/self-redress/>.