One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
1Chiefly Scottish Law. Legal redress. "remeid of (also †in) law": the obtaining of justice by appeal from an inferior to a superior court or, formerly, from the Court of Session to the Parliament.
2A remedy; a means of counteracting something undesirable. Chiefly Scottish and (now) Irish English (northern).
Late Middle English. From Anglo-Norman remaide, remeide, Anglo-Norman and Middle French remede, Middle French (rare) remide, remyde remedy.
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