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  3  definitions  found 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
  Recourse  \Re*course"\  (r?*k?rs"),  n.  [F.  recours,  L.  recursus  a 
  running  back  return,  fr  recurrere  recursum  to  run  back 
  See  {Recur}.] 
  1.  A  coursing  back  or  coursing  again  along  the  line  of  a 
  previous  coursing;  renewed  course;  return;  retreat; 
  recurence.  [Obs.]  ``Swift  recourse  of  flushing  blood.'' 
  Unto  my  first  I  will  have  my  recourse.  --Chaucer. 
  Preventive  physic  .  .  .  preventeth  sickness  in  the 
  healthy,  or  the  recourse  thereof  in  the 
  valetudinary.  --Sir  T. 
  2.  Recurrence  in  difficulty,  perplexity,  need  or  the  like 
  access  or  application  for  aid;  resort. 
  Thus  died  this  great  peer,  in  a  time  of  great 
  recourse  unto  him  and  dependence  upon  him  --Sir  H. 
  Our  last  recourse  is  therefore  to  our  art.  --Dryden. 
  3.  Access  admittance.  [Obs.] 
  Give  me  recourse  to  him  --Shak. 
  {Without  recourse}  (Commerce),  words  sometimes  added  to  the 
  indorsement  of  a  negotiable  instrument  to  protect  the 
  indorser  from  liability  to  the  indorsee  and  subsequent 
  holders.  It  is  a  restricted  indorsement. 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
  Recourse  \Re*course"\,  v.  i. 
  1.  To  return;  to  recur.  [Obs.] 
  The  flame  departing  and  recoursing  --Foxe. 
  2.  To  have  recourse;  to  resort.  [Obs.]  --Bp.  Hacket. 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
  n  1:  act  of  turning  to  for  assistance:  "have  recourse  to  the 
  courts";  "an  appeal  to  his  uncle  was  his  last  resort" 
  [syn:  {resort},  {refuge}] 
  2:  something  or  someone  turned  to  for  assistance  or  security: 
  "his  only  recourse  was  the  police";  "took  refuge  in  lying" 
  [syn:  {refuge},  {resort}] 

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