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  • n. The only remaining, unwanted, option or choice.

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  • n. ultimate means of relief; also, final tribunal; that from which there is no appeal.

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  • n. an expedient adopted only in desperation

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  • The final alternative for providing aid or solving a problem.

    March 19, 2008