Recourse - definition, pronunciation, transcription

Amer.  |ˈriːkɔːrs|  American pronunciation of the word recourse
Brit.  |rɪˈkɔːs|  British pronunciation of the word recourse

noun

- act of turning to for assistance(syn: refuge, resort)

have recourse to the courts

- something or someone turned to for assistance or security(syn: refuge, resort)

his only recourse was the police

Examples

The dispute was settled without recourse to law.

...a toddler quickly learns that a tantrum is a surefire recourse when a polite request for something is met with parental indifference...

We may conclude that he never had recourse to this simple experiment.

Surgery may be the only recourse.

his only recourse was the police

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