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self-redress

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.

Self-redress Pronunciation

  • IPA Pronunciation
    • American English
      • /sɛlf rəˈdrɛs/
      • /sɛlf riˈdrɛs/
    • British English
      • /sɛlf rᵻˈdrɛs/
  • Syllabification: (self re·dress)

Usage Notes

  • Plural: self-redresses
  • Variant spellings:
    • self redress
    • selfredress
  • 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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Cite the Definition of Self-redress

ASA – American Sociological Association (5th edition)

Bell, Kenton, ed. 2014. “self-redress.” In Open Education Sociology Dictionary. Retrieved September 21, 2019 (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 September 21, 2019. https://sociologydictionary.org/self-redress/.

MLA – Modern Language Association (7th edition)

“self-redress.” Open Education Sociology Dictionary. Ed. Kenton Bell. 2014. Web. 21 Sep. 2019. <https://sociologydictionary.org/self-redress/>.