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American English: /ˈriˌkɔrs/
, /riˈkɔrs/
British English: /rɪˈkɔːs/


  • recourse to somethingthe right of recourse to the courts
    el derecho a recurrir a los tribunales
    to have recourse to something/somebody
    recurrir a algo/alguien
    without (having) recourse to violence
    sin recurrir a la violencia
    Example sentences
    • This is often a last recourse, only reluctantly resorted to when a party is clearly concealing income.
    • When hegemony breaks down, as it did for liberal democracy in late Weimar, there will be a recourse to extreme measures to preserve the status quo.
    • Has the ability to use force with impunity lowered the moral standard for the recourse to force considerably from the last-resort requirements of just war?

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