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Definition: Recourse


What is the dictionary definition of Recourse?

Dictionary Definition

  1. The act of seeking assistance or advice.
  2. obsolete A coursing back, or coursing again; renewed course; return; retreat; recurrence.
  3. obsolete Access; admittance.

Full Definition of Recourse

  1. Loan agreements: Legal right of a lender to seek repayment of the loan from the borrower’s (and/or the guarantor’s) unpledged personal property, in addition to the property pledged to the lender as collateral.
  2. Negotiable instrument: Legal right of the holder to demand and require payment from the drawer, maker, or endorser if the instrument (such as a check, draft, promissory note) is dishonoured.

Synonyms For Recourse

appeal, resort, remedy, resource, refuge

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Modern Language Association (MLA):
Recourse. Payroll & Accounting Heaven Ltd.
March 01, 2024
Chicago Manual of Style (CMS):
Recourse. Payroll & Accounting Heaven Ltd. (accessed: March 01, 2024).
American Psychological Association (APA):
Recourse. Retrieved March 01, 2024
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Definition Sources

Definitions for Recourse are sourced/syndicated and enhanced from:

  • A Dictionary of Economics (Oxford Quick Reference)
  • Oxford Dictionary Of Accounting
  • Oxford Dictionary Of Business & Management

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