re·course /ˈriˌkors, ˌkɔrs, rɪˈ/
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. Browne.
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. Wotton.
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.
Re·course, v. i.
1. To return; to recur. [Obs.]
The flame departing and recoursing. --Foxe.
2. To have recourse; to resort. [Obs.]
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]