re·me·di·al /ri-'mē-dē-əl/ adj1 a: intended as or providing a remedyb: concerned with the correction, removal, or abatement of an evil, defect, or diseaseremedial treatment of an inmate to improve behaviora workers' compensation claimant who received remedial attention from a doctora remedial statute correcting the previous law2: of, relating to, or being a law enacted for the purpose of providing a method of enforcing an already existing substantive right: procedural
Merriam-Webster’s Dictionary of Law. Merriam-Webster. 1996.
alleviating, alleviative, alterative, amendatory, analeptic, anodyne, antidotal, assuasive, balmy, beneficial, benign, bracing, calmative, cleansing, compensatory, corrective, counteracting, curative, curing, easing, emollient, healing, health-giving, healthful, invigorating, lenitive, medical, medicative, medicinal, palliative, prophylactic, purifying, recuperative, reformative, reparative, reparatory, restitutive, restorative, revivifying, roborant, salubrious, salutaris, salutary, salutiferous, sanative, sanatory, sanitary, soothing, stimulating, strengthening, therapeutic, tonic, wholesome
associated concepts: remedial act, remedial laws
curative, medicinal, progressive (advocating change), salubrious, salutary
Burton's Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006
adj.Intended to cure or to act as a remedy.
The Essential Law Dictionary. — Sphinx Publishing, An imprint of Sourcebooks, Inc. Amy Hackney Blackwell. 2008.