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."
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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.
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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.
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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
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            Without the gate
            Some drive the cars, and some the coursers rein.
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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.
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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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