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From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishrecoursere‧course /rɪˈkɔːs $ ˈriːkɔːrs/ noun [singular, uncountable] formal  HELPsomething that you do to achieve something or deal with a situation, or the act of doing it We may conclude that he never had recourse to this simple experiment.without recourse to something (=without using or doing something) a way of solving disputes without recourse to courts of law Surgery may be the only recourse.
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recourseThe aim is to use the rubble in as accurate a way as possible, avoiding recourse to modern materials.That need is most frequently satisfied by recourse to a nut or three.We may conclude that he never had recourse to this simple experiment.If it is not, however, Hardy has little legal recourse.If the top leaders fail, there's no safety net, no recourse.But government and foundation grants are only a temporary recourse.That recourse is the U. S. Army.She made a complete recovery without recourse to surgery and is reported elsewhere.had recourse toWe may conclude that he never had recourse to this simple experiment.Others had recourse to the ius gentium tradition associated with Hugo Grotius.He rarely had recourse to it.In consequence, Rome had recourse to diplomacy and negotiation.Interestingly, these second visits were never successful, and interviewers then had recourse to the back-up lists.
From Longman Business Dictionaryrecoursere‧course /rɪˈkɔːsˈriːkɔːrs/ noun [uncountable]1something that you can use to help you in a difficult situationPartnership holders often find they have little recourse (=not much can be done to help them) when the value of their investment plummets.Individuals should have recourse to the same bankruptcy-law protection as businesses.2FINANCE the right of someone who has made a loan to take assets belonging to the borrower if the loan is not repaid, in addition to the asset on which the loan is SECUREDThe finance company will often require the dealer to enter into a recourse agreement.3BANKING the right of someone who holds a BILL OF EXCHANGE that is not paid when it becomes due to claim payment from people who have signed the bill, unless the words ‘without recourse’ have been written next to the signatures
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