remedy

Definitions

General English

General Science

Economics

  • In a trade dispute in the WTO or other forum, the measure recommended by the dispute settlement panel to resolve the dispute, usually a measure that will bring the offending country into compliance with WTO (or other) rules.

Information & Library Science

  • noun a successful way of dealing with a difficult situation

Law

  • noun a way of repairing harm or damage suffered
  • verb to help repair harm or damage

Medical

  • noun a cure, a drug which will cure

Origin & History of “remedy”

Remedy is closely related to medicine. It comes via Anglo-Norman remedie from Latin remedium ‘medicine’ a noun formed from the same stem, med-, as produced medērī ‘heal’ (source of English medical, medicine, etc). The extension in meaning from ‘medicine’ to ‘something that corrects a wrong’ took place in Latin.
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