Last resort

Last resort
Resort Re*sort" (r?*z?rt"), n. [Cf. F. ressort jurisdiction. See {Resort}, v.] 1. 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. [1913 Webster]

Join with me to forbid him her resort. --Shak. [1913 Webster]

2. A place to which one betakes himself habitually; a place of frequent assembly; a haunt. [1913 Webster]

Far from all resort of mirth. --Milton. [1913 Webster]

3. That to which one resorts or looks for help; resource; refuge. [1913 Webster]

{Last resort}, ultimate means of relief; also, final tribunal; that from which there is no appeal. [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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