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Definition of Recourse


  1. A coursing back, or coursing again, along the line of a previous coursing; renewed course; return; retreat; recurence.
  2. Recurrence in difficulty, perplexity, need, or the like; access or application for aid; resort.
  3. Access; admittance.
  4. To return; to recur.
  5. To have recourse; to resort.

Recourse Quotations

Literature is the expression of a feeling of deprivation, a recourse against a sense of something missing. But the contrary is also true: language is what makes us human. It is a recourse against the meaningless noise and silence of nature and history.
Octavio Paz

Now this relaxation of the mind from work consists on playful words or deeds. Therefore it becomes a wise and virtuous man to have recourse to such things at times.
Thomas Aquinas

Decades ago, women suffered through horrifying back-alley abortions. Or, they used dangerous methods when they had no other recourse. So when the Republican Party launched an all-out assault on women's health, pushing bills to limit access to vital services, we had to ask: Why is the GOP trying to send women back... to the back alley?
Lisa Edelstein

Nature scarcely ever gives us the very best; for that we must have recourse to art.
Baltasar Gracian

Depend upon it that if a man talks of his misfortunes there is something in them that is not disagreeable to him; for where there is nothing but pure misery there never is any recourse to the mention of it.
Samuel Johnson
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Recourse Translations

recourse in French is recours
recourse in Italian is regresso
recourse in Spanish is recurso, regreso
recourse in Swedish is tillflykt
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