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Re*sort" (r?*z?rt"), n. [F. ressort.]

Active power or movement; spring.

[A Gallicism] [Obs.]

Some . . . know the resorts and falls of business that can not sink into the main of it. Bacon.


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Re*sort", v. i. [imp. & p. p. Resorted; p. pr. & vb. n. Resorting.] [OF. resortir to withdraw, take refuge, F. ressortir to be in the jurisdiction, LL. resortire; pref. re- re- + L. sortiri to draw lots, obtain by lot, from sors lot. See Sort. The meaning is first to reobtain (by lot), then to gain by appeal to a higher court (as a law term), to appeal, go for protection or refuge.]


To go; to repair; to betake one's self.

What men name resort to him? Shak.


To fall back; to revert.


The inheritance of the son never resorted to the mother, or to any of her ancestors. Sir M. Hale.


To have recourse; to apply; to one's self for help, relief, or advantage.

The king thought it time to resort to other counsels. Clarendon.


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Re*sort" (r?*z?rt"), n. [Cf. F. ressort jurisdiction. See Resort, v.]


The act of going to, or making application; a betaking one's self; the act of visiting or seeking; recourse; as, a place of popular resort; -- often figuratively; as, to have resort to force.

Join with me to forbid him her resort. Shak.


A place to which one betakes himself habitually; a place of frequent assembly; a haunt.

Far from all resort of mirth. Milton.


That to which one resorts or looks for help; resource; refuge.

Last resort, ultimate means of relief; also, final tribunal; that from which there is no appeal.


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