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resort

verb 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
See also: contrivance, device, expedient, refuge, resource, stopgap

RESORT. The authority or jurisdiction of a court. The supreme court of the United States is a court of the last resort.

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Taking a page from Victor Turner and other historians of leisure, Sterngass depicts the three resorts as "liminal places, laboratories in which visitors could experiment with new or different ideas about the value of the work ethic, the significance of luxury in a democratic republic, the proper roles of men and women, and the relationship between community and privacy" (4).