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Recourse

recourse
1. A coursing back, or coursing again, along the line of a previous coursing; renewed course; return; retreat; recurence. Swift recourse of flushing blood. Unto my first I will have my recourse. (Chaucer) Preventive physic . . . Preventeth sickness in the healthy, or the recourse thereof in the valetudinary. (Sir T. Browne)
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, 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.
Origin: F. Recours, L. Recursus a running back, return, fr. Recurrere, recursum, to run back. See Recur.


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