Resort 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.] 1. To go; to repair; to betake one's self. [1913 Webster]

What men name resort to him? --Shak. [1913 Webster]

2. To fall back; to revert. [Obs.] [1913 Webster]

The inheritance of the son never resorted to the mother, or to any of her ancestors. --Sir M. Hale. [1913 Webster]

3. To have recourse; to apply; to one's self for help, relief, or advantage. [1913 Webster]

The king thought it time to resort to other counsels. --Clarendon. [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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