recourse


From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Recourse \Re*course"\, v. i.
   1. To return; to recur. [Obs.]
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            The flame departing and recoursing.   --Foxe.
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   2. To have recourse; to resort. [Obs.] --Bp. Hacket.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

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."
      --Spenser.
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            Unto my first I will have my recourse. --Chaucer.
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            Preventive physic . . . preventeth sickness in the
            healthy, or the recourse thereof in the
            valetudinary.                         --Sir T.
                                                  Browne.
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   2. Recurrence in difficulty, perplexity, need, or the like;
      access or application for aid; resort.
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            Thus died this great peer, in a time of great
            recourse unto him and dependence upon him. --Sir H.
                                                  Wotton.
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            Our last recourse is therefore to our art. --Dryden.
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   3. Access; admittance. [Obs.]
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            Give me recourse to him.              --Shak.
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   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.
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