Part of speech: noun

Resort for help or security in trouble.

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Usage examples "recourse":

  1. Each of these questions can be correctly answered from the student's own observations without recourse to any book. - "A Text-Book of Astronomy", George C. Comstock.
  2. And this having failed they must of their own accord have had recourse to means held reprobate by the priesthood. - "The Complete Historical Romances of Georg Ebers", Georg Ebers.
  3. Then he again had recourse to prayer, in a loud voice. - "The Madman and the Pirate", R.M. Ballantyne.