What does recourse mean?

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.]

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Recourse

    rē-kōrs′, n. a going to for aid or protection: access.—v.i. to return.—adj. Recourse′ful, returning. [Fr. recours—L. recursusre-, back, currĕre, cursum, to run.]


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of recourse in Chaldean Numerology is: 6

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of recourse in Pythagorean Numerology is: 5

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Madhur Verma:

    Every violation by Uber will be evaluated and we will go for legal recourse.

  2. Archbishop John Nienstedt:

    I make this decision because I believe it is the fairest and most helpful recourse for those victims/survivors who have made claims against us.

  3. Octavio Paz:

    Literature is the expression of a feeling of deprivation, a recourse against a sense of something missing. But the contrary is also true: language is what makes us human. It is a recourse against the meaningless noise and silence of nature and history.

  4. Colts General Manager Ryan Grigson:

    We went into the game, we had some issues, but we are going to do what we can and that's to participate with the league and the investigation and wait until the Wells report comes out, we really have no other recourse than to wait until that investigation comes out.

  5. Patriots CEO Robert Kraft:

    While I respect the independent process of the investigation, the time, effort and resources expended to reach this conclusion are incomprehensible to me, knowing that there is no real recourse available, fighting The NFL and extending this debate would prove to be futile.

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