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Definitions of recourse

  1. something or someone turned to for assistance or security; "his only recourse was the police"; "took refuge in lying" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  2. act of turning to for assistance; "have recourse to the courts"; "an appeal to his uncle was his last resort" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  3. A coursing back, or coursing again, along the line of a previous coursing; renewed course; return; retreat; recurence. Webster Dictionary DB
  4. Recurrence in difficulty, perplexity, need, or the like; access or application for aid; resort. Webster Dictionary DB
  5. Access; admittance. Webster Dictionary DB
  6. To return; to recur. Webster Dictionary DB
  7. To have recourse; to resort. Webster Dictionary DB
  8. An appeal for aid or protection; as, to have recourse to the law; the person or thing to which one turns for aid; as, his purse was a recourse for all the needy. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  9. A going to for aid or protection. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  10. Application, as for assistance. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  11. Resort for help or security in trouble. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  12. A going to with a request for aid or protection. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  13. A going to with a request or application; resort; application of efforts, labour, or art. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  14. The phrase "without recourse" is used in the form of making a qualified or restrictive indorsement of a bill or note. By these words the iudorser signifies that, while he transfers his property iu tlie iustrumeut, he does not assume the responsibility of an indorser. See Lyons v. Fitzpat- rick, 52 La. Ann. 097, 27 South. 111. thelawdictionary.org
  15. r[=e]-k[=o]rs', n. a going to for aid or protection: access.--v.i. to return.--adj. RECOURSE'FUL, returning. [Fr. recours--L. recursus--re-, back, curr[)e]re, cursum, to run.] gutenberg.org/ebooks/37683
  16. Resorting or betaking of oneself to possible source of help (r. to brandy is deprecated; usu. in phr. have r. to, adopt as adviser, helper, or expedient); thing resorted to (rare; their usual r. is perjury). [French] Concise Oxford Dictionary
  17. n. [Latin] Return; recurrence;- application made to another in difficulty, perplexity, need or the like; a going for help; resort; — in law, right of action or appeal; proper mode of prosecuting an action. Cabinet Dictionary

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