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.

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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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How to Cite the Definition of Self-redress

ASA – American Sociological Association (5th edition)

Bell, Kenton, ed. 2014. “self-redress.” In Open Education Sociology Dictionary. Retrieved December 12, 2018 (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 December 12, 2018. https://sociologydictionary.org/self-redress/.

MLA – Modern Language Association (7th edition)

“self-redress.” Open Education Sociology Dictionary. Ed. Kenton Bell. 2014. Web. 12 Dec. 2018. <https://sociologydictionary.org/self-redress/>.