recourse

noun (formal)
ADJECTIVE
constant, frequent
limited (esp. BrE), little

Drivers have little recourse but to wait until the weather clears.

no other, only

I have no other recourse than to inform the police.

direct

The study of these creatures has been conducted without direct recourse to living specimens.

legal
VERB + RECOURSE
have

The mother of an illegitimate child had no legal recourse to the father.

workers who have no recourse to trade unions

seek

An order was made against which he sought recourse in the supreme court.

avoid

Their system of dispute resolution avoids recourse to the courts.

PREPOSITION
by recourse to

people who deal with emotional pain by recourse to drugs and alcohol

with (no) recourse to, without recourse to

a charity for women with no recourse to public funds

residents with no recourse to the law

They tried to settle the dispute without recourse to the courts.

recourse against

Citizens have learned that they do have recourse against governments.

recourse to

She often had recourse to her dictionary.

PHRASES
recourse available to sb

There is no recourse available to the victim.


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  • 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 …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • recourse — [rē′kôrs΄, ri kôrs′] n. [ME recours < OFr < L recursus, a running back: see RE & COURSE] 1. a turning or seeking for aid, safety, etc. [to have recourse to the law] 2. that to which one turns seeking aid, safety, etc. [one s last recourse]… …   English World dictionary

  • recourse — ► NOUN 1) a source of help in a difficult situation. 2) (recourse to) the use of (someone or something) as a recourse. ORIGIN Latin recursus, from cursus course, running …   English terms dictionary

  • Recourse — Re*course , v. i. 1. To return; to recur. [Obs.] [1913 Webster] The flame departing and recoursing. Foxe. [1913 Webster] 2. To have recourse; to resort. [Obs.] Bp. Hacket. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • recourse — (n.) late 14c., from O.Fr. recours (13c.), from L. recursus return, retreat, lit. a running back, from stem of pp. of recurrere run back, return (see RECUR (Cf. recur)) …   Etymology dictionary

  • recourse — [n] alternative aid, appeal, choice, expediency, expedient, help, makeshift, option, refuge, remedy, resort, resource, shift, stand by, stopgap, substitute, support, way out; concepts 693,712 …   New thesaurus

  • recourse — Recourse, Recursus …   Thresor de la langue françoyse

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  • recourse — The right to seek repayment of debt. Usually used to describe the right to seek repayment from an originator or prior endorser who sold or assigned debt to another party. American Banker Glossary Term describing a type of loan. If a loan is with… …   Financial and business terms

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