What does recourse mean?

Definitions for recourse
ˈri kɔrs, -koʊrs, rɪˈkɔrs, -ˈkoʊrsre·course

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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"

Wiktionary

  1. recourse(Noun)

    The act of seeking assistance or advice.

    Etymology: From recours < recursus, past participle of recurro.

  2. recourse(Verb)

    To return; to recur.

    The flame departing and recoursing. uE000183486uE001 Foxe.

    Etymology: 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

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

  2. Recourse(noun)

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

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

  3. Recourse(noun)

    access; admittance

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

  4. Recourse(verb)

    to return; to recur

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

  5. Recourse(verb)

    to have recourse; to resort

    Etymology: [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.]

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Numerology

  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

Examples of recourse in a Sentence

  1. Anika Krstic:

    As responders, (we need) to make sure that there is prevention, that there is awareness and that there are ways of seeking recourse and assistance, we need to do more but all of the prevention measures that are usual in such emergency situations are being set up.

  2. Abigail Shaw:

    Shareholders continue to have no recourse against the board or management when scandals pull down shareholder value, we are at a vital impasse for our company.

  3. Jennifer Araoz:

    Fortunately, The Child Victims Act now affords survivors like me legal recourse, today I am exercising my rights under that law. Today I am starting to reclaim my power.

  4. Brett Schaefer:

    This has left Haitians with no recourse but to go to court.

  5. Ken Cuccinelli:

    This is not a vocational center, it is a concentration camp, a place where religious and ethnic minorities are subject to abuse and forced to work in heinous conditions with no recourse and no freedom. This is modern day slavery.

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