recourse to law


recourse to law
Invoking the jurisdiction of a court by commencing an action or proceeding.

Ballentine's law dictionary. . 1998.

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  • recourse — re·course / rē ˌkōrs, ri kōrs/ n 1 a: the act of turning to someone or something for assistance esp. in obtaining redress b: a means to a desired end esp. in the nature of a remedy or justice; also: the end itself 2: the right or ability to… …   Law dictionary

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  • recourse — noun Etymology: Middle English recours, from Anglo French recurs, from Late Latin recursus, from Latin, act of running back, from recurrere to run back more at recur Date: 14th century 1. a. a turning to someone or something for help or… …   New Collegiate Dictionary

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  • recourse — The right to seek repayment of debt. Usually used to describe the right to seek repayment from an originator or prior endorser who sold or assigned debt to another party. American Banker Glossary Term describing a type of loan. If a loan is with… …   Financial and business terms

  • Recourse — Term describing a type of loan. If a loan is with recourse, the lender has a general claim against the parent company if the collateral is insufficient to repay the debt. The New York Times Financial Glossary * * * recourse re‧course [rɪˈkɔːs ǁ… …   Financial and business terms

  • recourse — noun (formal) ADJECTIVE ▪ constant, frequent ▪ limited (esp. BrE), little ▪ Drivers have little recourse but to wait until the weather clears. ▪ no other …   Collocations dictionary