Recourse

Definition of Recourse

Re`course´   Pronunciation: r?`k?rs´
n.1.A coursing back, or coursing again, along the line of a previous coursing; renewed course; return; retreat; recurence.
Unto my first I will have my recourse.
- Chaucer.
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.
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.
v. i.1.To return; to recur.
The flame departing and recoursing.
- Foxe.
2.To have recourse; to resort.

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