The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:
Remedy \Rem"e*dy\ (r?m"?-d?), n.; pl. Remedies (-d?z). [L.
remedium; pref. re- re- + mederi to heal, to cure: cf. F.
rem[`e]de remedy, rem['e]dier to remedy. See Medical.]
1. That which relieves or cures a disease; any medicine or
application which puts an end to disease and restores
health; -- with for; as, a remedy for the gout.
2. That which corrects or counteracts an evil of any kind; a
corrective; a counteractive; reparation; cure; -- followed
by for or against, formerly by to.
What may else be remedy or cure
To evils which our own misdeeds have wrought,
He will instruct us. --Milton.
3. (Law) The legal means to recover a right, or to obtain
redress for a wrong.
Civil remedy. See under Civil.
Remedy of the mint (Coinage), a small allowed deviation
from the legal standard of weight and fineness; -- called
Syn: Cure; restorative; counteraction; reparation; redress;
relief; aid; help; assistance.