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From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Re·course n.
 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.”
    Unto my first I will have my recourse.   --Chaucer.
    Preventive physic . . . preventeth sickness in the healthy, or the recourse thereof in the valetudinary.   --Sir T. Browne.
 2. Recurrence in difficulty, perplexity, need, or the like; access or application for aid; resort.
    Thus died this great peer, in a time of great recourse unto him and dependence upon him.   --Sir H. Wotton.
    Our last recourse is therefore to our art.   --Dryden.
 3. Access; admittance. [Obs.]
    Give me recourse to him.   --Shak.
 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.

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 With·out prep.
 1. On or at the outside of; out of; not within; as, without doors.
 Without the gate
 Some drive the cars, and some the coursers rein.   --Dryden.
 2. Out of the limits of; out of reach of; beyond.
    Eternity, before the world and after, is without our reach.   --T. Burnet.
 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.
    I wolde it do withouten negligence.   --Chaucer.
    Wise men will do it without a law.   --Bacon.
    Without the separation of the two monarchies, the most advantageous terms . . . must end in our destruction.   --Addison.
    There is no living with thee nor without thee.   --Tatler.
 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.