Legal Definition and Related Resources of Resort

Meaning of Resort

The act of visiting or frequenting a place . Also a place resorted to by an individual or frequented by many. A popular place of entertainment or recreation, a place of frequent assembly . As a verb, it means to go, visit frequently, customarily or usually.

Resort Alternative Definition

(from Pr. resorter, q. v.) To go back. “It resorted to the line of the mother.” Hale, Hist. Com. Law, c. 11. The act of visiting; assembly; meeting; concourse; frequent assembling. 90 111. 220.

Synonyms of Resort


  • administer
  • adopt
  • apply
  • avail oneself of
  • bring into play
  • call forth
  • employ
  • enlist
  • exercise
  • fall back upon
  • have recourse
  • look to
  • make use of
  • practice
  • press into service
  • put to use
  • try
  • turn to for help
  • turn to for support
  • use
  • utilize

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This term is a noun.

Etimology of Resort

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late 14c., “that to which one has recourse for aid or assistance,” from Old French resort “resource, a help, an aid, a remedy,” back-formation from resortir “to resort,” literally “to go out again,” from re- “again” (see re-) + sortir “go out” (see sortie). Meaning “place people go for recreation” is first recorded 1754. Phrase in the last resort (1670s) translates French en dernier ressort, originally of legal appeals.



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