Rescue

Res"cue

(rs"k), n. [From Rescue, v.; cf. Rescous.]
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1. The act of rescuing; deliverance from restraint, violence, or danger; liberation.
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Spur to the rescue of the noble Talbot.
Shak.
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2. (Law) (a) The forcible retaking, or taking away, against law, of things lawfully distrained. (b) The forcible liberation of a person from an arrest or imprisonment. (c) The retaking by a party captured of a prize made by the enemy. Bouvier.
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The rescue of a prisoner from the court is punished with perpetual imprisonment and forfeiture of goods.
Blackstone.
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Rescue grass. [Etymol. uncertain.] (Bot.) A tall grass (Ceratochloa unioloides) somewhat resembling chess, cultivated for hay and forage in the Southern States.
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