Rescue

Definition of Rescue

Res´cue   Pronunciation: rĕs´kũ
v. t.1.To free or deliver from any confinement, violence, danger, or evil; to liberate from actual restraint; to remove or withdraw from a state of exposure to evil; as, to rescue a prisoner from the enemy; to rescue seamen from destruction.
[imp. & p. p. Rescued (-k?d);p. pr. & vb. n. Rescuing.]
Had I been seized by a hungry lion,
I would have been a breakfast to the best,
Rather than have false Proteus rescue me.
- Shak.
n.1.The act of rescuing; deliverance from restraint, violence, or danger; liberation.
Spur to the rescue of the noble Talbot.
- Shak.
2.(Law) The forcible retaking, or taking away, against law, of things lawfully distrained.
The rescue of a prisoner from the court is punished with perpetual imprisonment and forfeiture of goods.
- Blackstone.
Rescue grass
(Bot.) A tall grass (Ceratochloa unioloides) somewhat resembling chess, cultivated for hay and forage in the Southern States.

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