n pl , -dies
1 usually foll by: for or against any drug or agent that cures a disease or controls its symptoms
2 usually foll by: for or against anything that serves to put a fault to rights, cure defects, improve conditions, etc.
a remedy for industrial disputes
3 the legally permitted variation from the standard weight or quality of coins; tolerance
4 to relieve or cure (a disease, illness, etc.) by or as if by a remedy
5 to put to rights (a fault, error, etc.); correct
(C13: from Anglo-Norman remedie, from Latin remedium a cure, from remederi to heal again, from re- + mederi to heal; see medical)
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