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 for Without recourse
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Recourse \Re*course"\ (r?*k?rs"), n. [F. recours, L. recursus a
     running back, return, fr. recurrere, recursum, to run back.
     See Recur.]
     1. A coursing back, or coursing again, along the line of a
        previous coursing; renewed course; return; retreat;
        recurence. [Obs.] "Swift recourse of flushing blood."
        --Spenser.
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              Unto my first I will have my recourse. --Chaucer.
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              Preventive physic . . . preventeth sickness in the
              healthy, or the recourse thereof in the
              valetudinary.                         --Sir T.
                                                    Browne.
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     2. Recurrence in difficulty, perplexity, need, or the like;
        access or application for aid; resort.
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              Thus died this great peer, in a time of great
              recourse unto him and dependence upon him. --Sir H.
                                                    Wotton.
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              Our last recourse is therefore to our art. --Dryden.
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     3. Access; admittance. [Obs.]
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              Give me recourse to him.              --Shak.
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     Without recourse (Commerce), words sometimes added to the
        indorsement of a negotiable instrument to protect the
        indorser from liability to the indorsee and subsequent
        holders. It is a restricted indorsement.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Without \With*out"\, prep. [OE. withoute, withouten, AS.
     wi[eth]?tan; wi[eth] with, against, toward + ?tan outside,
     fr. ?t out. See With, prep., Out.]
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     1. On or at the outside of; out of; not within; as, without
        doors.
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              Without the gate
              Some drive the cars, and some the coursers rein.
                                                    --Dryden.
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     2. Out of the limits of; out of reach of; beyond.
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              Eternity, before the world and after, is without our
              reach.                                --T. Burnet.
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     3. Not with; otherwise than with; in absence of, separation
        from, or destitution of; not with use or employment of;
        independently of; exclusively of; with omission; as,
        without labor; without damage.
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              I wolde it do withouten negligence.   --Chaucer.
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              Wise men will do it without a law.    --Bacon.
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              Without the separation of the two monarchies, the
              most advantageous terms . . . must end in our
              destruction.                          --Addison.
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              There is no living with thee nor without thee.
                                                    --Tatler.
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     To do without. See under Do.
  
     Without day [a translation of L. sine die], without the
        appointment of a day to appear or assemble again; finally;
        as, the Fortieth Congress then adjourned without day.
  
     Without recourse. See under Recourse.
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From Bouvier's Law Dictionary, Revised 6th Ed (1856) :

  WITHOUT RECOURSE. Vide Sans Recours and Indorsement; Chit. on Bills, 179; 14 
  S. & R. 325; 3 Cranch, 193; 7 Cranch, 159; 1 Cowen, 538; 12 Mass. 172; 6 
  Shipl. R. 354. 
  
  

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