That to which one turns for help when in desperation
Recourse was then had to protective legislation.
For the first time in his life Charles was now obliged to have recourse to diplomacy; and his pen proved almost as formidable as his sword.
The universal habit of writing and perpetual recourse to written contract even more modified primitive custom and ancient precedent.
In the extremity of his fortunes he had recourse himself to Otto, making a formal cession of the Italian kingdom, in his own name and that of his son Adalbert, to the Saxon as his overlord.
He had no recourse against them yet.