What does recourse mean?

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

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word recourse.

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. Brett Schaefer:

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

  2. Madhur Verma:

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

  3. Heng Ren:

    Unlike with buyouts by U.S. companies, ADR holders have little to no recourse to challenge low-ball offers.

  4. Cedric Chao:

    The end result is Oakland and its 400,000 residents have no recourse. They cannot seek relief in the courts.

  5. Attorney Casey Yontz:

    I was immediately taken aback and told him he needed to seek legal recourse immediately, keith sat on the email way too long.

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