Definition of recourse
- settled the matter without recourse to law
- had no recourse left
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
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: an opportunity or choice to use or do something in order to deal with a problem or situation
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the quality or state of being insatiable
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