Webster 1913 Edition
Active power or movement; spring.
Some . . . know the
resortsand falls of business that can not sink into the main of it.
imp. & p. p.
p. pr. & vb. n.
resortirto withdraw, take refuge, F.
ressortirto be in the jurisdiction, LL.
re-re- + L.
sortirito draw lots, obtain by lot, from
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
To fall back; to revert.
The inheritance of the son never
resortedto 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
resortto other counsels.
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; – often figuratively;
as, to have.
Join with me to forbid him her
A place to which one betakes himself habitually; a place of frequent assembly; a haunt.
Far from all
That to which one resorts or looks for help; resource; refuge.
ultimate means of relief; also, final tribunal; that from which there is no appeal.
Webster 1828 Edition
1.To have recourse; to apply; to betake.
The king thought it time to resort to other counsels.
2.To go; to repair.
The people resort to him again. Mark 10. John 18.
3.To fall back.
The inheritance of the son never resorted to the mother. Obs.
1.The act of going to or making application; a betaking one's self; as a resort to other means of defense; a resort to subterfuges for evasion.
2.Act of visiting.
Join with me to forbid him her resort.
4.Concourse; frequent assembling; as a place of resort.
5.The place frequented; as, alehouses are the resorts of the idle and dissolute.
6.Spring; active power or movement; a Gallicism. [Not in use.]
Last resort, ultimate means of relief; also, final tribunal; that from which there is no appeal.