recourse

  • 1 recourse — re·course / rē ˌkōrs, ri kōrs/ n 1 a: the act of turning to someone or something for assistance esp. in obtaining redress b: a means to a desired end esp. in the nature of a remedy or justice; also: the end itself 2: the right or ability to… …

    Law dictionary

  • 2 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

  • 3 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

  • 4 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

  • 5 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

  • 6 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

  • 7 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

  • 8 recourse — Recourse, Recursus …

    Thresor de la langue françoyse

  • 9 Recourse — Term describing a type of loan. If a loan is with recourse, the lender has a general claim against the parent company if the collateral is insufficient to repay the debt. The New York Times Financial Glossary * * * recourse re‧course [rɪˈkɔːs ǁ… …

    Financial and business terms

  • 10 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

  • 11 recourse — noun (formal) ADJECTIVE ▪ constant, frequent ▪ limited (esp. BrE), little ▪ Drivers have little recourse but to wait until the weather clears. ▪ no other …

    Collocations dictionary

  • 12 recourse — resource, resort, recourse 1. The three words all have to do with finding help or support and are chiefly distinguished from one another by the typical phrase patterns in which they operate. These are given in the table below. resource a simple… …

    Modern English usage

  • 13 recourse — re|course [rıˈko:s US ˈri:ko:rs] n [singular, U] formal [Date: 1300 1400; : French; Origin: recours, from Latin, from recurrere; RECUR] something that you do to achieve something or deal with a situation, or the act of doing it ▪ We may conclude… …

    Dictionary of contemporary English

  • 14 recourse — [[t]rɪkɔ͟ː(r)s[/t]] N UNCOUNT: usu N to n If you achieve something without recourse to a particular course of action, you succeed without carrying out that action. To have recourse to a particular course of action means to have to do that action… …

    English dictionary

  • 15 recourse — To recur. The right of a holder of a negotiable instrument to recover against a party secondarily liable, e.g., prior endorser or guarantor. Therefore, if a prior endorser signs without recourse, he exempts himself from liability for payment, but …

    Black's law dictionary

  • 16 Recourse — A legal agreement by which the lender has the rights to pledged collateral in the event that the borrower is unable to satisfy debt obligation. Recourse refers to the legal right to collect. Recourse lending provides protection to lenders, as… …

    Investment dictionary

  • 17 recourse — noun formal have recourse to to use something to help you when you are in a difficult situation: without recourse to (=without having to use something): We hope to solve this problem without recourse to further borrowing …

    Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • 18 recourse — /rəˈkɔs / (say ruh kaws) noun 1. resort or application to a person or thing for help or protection, as when in difficulty: to have recourse to someone. 2. a person or thing resorted to for help or protection. 3. Commerce the right to resort to a… …

    Australian English dictionary

  • 19 recourse — noun Etymology: Middle English recours, from Anglo French recurs, from Late Latin recursus, from Latin, act of running back, from recurrere to run back more at recur Date: 14th century 1. a. a turning to someone or something for help or… …

    New Collegiate Dictionary

  • 20 recourse — /ree kawrs, kohrs, ri kawrs , kohrs /, n. 1. access or resort to a person or thing for help or protection: to have recourse to the courts for justice. 2. a person or thing resorted to for help or protection. 3. the right to collect from a maker… …

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