Re*course" (r?*k?rs"), n. [F. recours, L. recursus a running back, return, fr. recurrere, recursum, to run back. See Recur.]

1.

A coursing back, or coursing again, along the line of a previous coursing; renewed course; return; retreat; recurence.

[Obs.] "Swift recourse of flushing blood."

Spenser.

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.

[Obs.]

Give me recourse to him. Shak.

Without recourse Commerce, 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.

 

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Re*course", v. i.

1.

To return; to recur.

[Obs.]

The flame departing and recoursing. Foxe.

2.

To have recourse; to resort.

[Obs.]

Bp. Hacket.

 

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