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From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Rem·e·dy n.; pl. Remedies
 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 also tolerance.
 Syn: -- Cure; restorative; counteraction; reparation; redress; relief; aid; help; assistance.

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Tol·er·ance n.
 1. The power or capacity of enduring; the act of enduring; endurance.
    Diogenes, one frosty morning, came into the market place, shaking, to show his tolerance.   --Bacon.
 2. The endurance of the presence or actions of objectionable persons, or of the expression of offensive opinions; toleration.
 3. Med. The power possessed or acquired by some persons of bearing doses of medicine which in ordinary cases would prove injurious or fatal.
 4. Forestry Capability of growth in more or less shade.
 5. the allowed amount of variation from the standard or from exact conformity to the specified dimensions, weight, hardness, voltage etc., in various mechanical or electrical devices or operations; -- caklled also allowance specif.: Coinage The amount which coins, either singly or in lots, are legally allowed to vary above or below the standard of weight or fineness.
 Tolerance of the mint. Coinage Same as Remedy of the mint. See under Remedy.