1. The act of rescuing; deliverance from restraint, violence, or danger; liberation. Spur to the rescue of the noble talbot. (Shak)
2. The forcible retaking, or taking away, against law, of things lawfully distrained. The forcible liberation of a person from an arrest or imprisonment.
The retaking by a party captured of a prize made by the enemy. The rescue of a prisoner from the court is punished with perpetual imprisonment and forfeiture of goods. (Blackstone) Rescue grass. Etymol. Uncertain.
(Science: botany) A tall grass (Ceratochloa unioloides) somewhat resembling chess, cultivated for hay and forage in the southern states.
Origin: From Rescue,; cf. Rescous.