Definitions for recourseˈri kɔrs, -koʊrs, rɪˈkɔrs, -ˈkoʊrs
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re•courseˈri kɔrs, -koʊrs, rɪˈkɔrs, -ˈkoʊrs(n.)
access or resort to a person or thing for help or protection.
a person or thing resorted to for help or protection.
the right to collect from a maker or endorser of a negotiable instrument.
Origin of recourse:
1350–1400; ME recours < OF < LL recursus, L: return, withdrawal, der. of recurrere to run back
recourse, resort, refuge(noun)
act of turning to for assistance
"have recourse to the courts"; "an appeal to his uncle was his last resort"
recourse, refuge, resort(noun)
something or someone turned to for assistance or security
"his only recourse was the police"; "took refuge in lying"
The act of seeking assistance or advice.
To return; to recur.
The flame departing and recoursing. uE000183486uE001 Foxe.
Origin: From recours < recursus, past participle of recurro.
a coursing back, or coursing again, along the line of a previous coursing; renewed course; return; retreat; recurence
recurrence in difficulty, perplexity, need, or the like; access or application for aid; resort
to return; to recur
to have recourse; to resort
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