Definitions for recourseˈri kɔrs, -koʊrs, rɪˈkɔrs, -ˈkoʊrs

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. recourse, resort, refuge(noun)

    act of turning to for assistance

    "have recourse to the courts"; "an appeal to his uncle was his last resort"

  2. recourse, refuge, resort(noun)

    something or someone turned to for assistance or security

    "his only recourse was the police"; "took refuge in lying"


  1. recourse(Noun)

    The act of seeking assistance or advice.

  2. recourse(Verb)

    To return; to recur.

    The flame departing and recoursing. uE000183486uE001 Foxe.

  3. Origin: From recours < recursus, past participle of recurro.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Recourse(noun)

    a coursing back, or coursing again, along the line of a previous coursing; renewed course; return; retreat; recurence

  2. Recourse(noun)

    recurrence in difficulty, perplexity, need, or the like; access or application for aid; resort

  3. Recourse(noun)

    access; admittance

  4. Recourse(verb)

    to return; to recur

  5. Recourse(verb)

    to have recourse; to resort

  6. Origin: [F. recours, L. recursus a running back, return, fr. recurrere, recursum, to run back. See Recur.]

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