Pronunciation: (rē'kôrs, -kōrs, ri-kôrs', -kōrs'),[key] —n. 1. access or resort to a person or thing for help or protection: to have recourse to the courts for justice. 2. a person or thing resorted to for help or protection.
3. the right to collect from a maker or endorser of a negotiable instrument. The endorser may add the words “without recourse” on the instrument, thereby transferring the instrument without assuming any liability.