Without recourse

Definitions

  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Without recourse See under Recourse.
    • 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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Usage

In literature:

She might slip away from him yet without any recourse to violence on her own part.
"In Apple-Blossom Time" by Clara Louise Burnham
I think both facts may be accounted for without having recourse to the influence of climate.
"Journal of a Voyage to Brazil" by Maria Graham
This they did, too, without having recourse to hospitals.
"Curiosities of Literature, Vol. 1 (of 3)" by Isaac D'Israeli
At last, however, he could not supply the cravings of his appetite without recourse to duplicates, and far more than duplicates.
"The Book-Hunter" by John Hill Burton
Wishing to remedy this state of affairs without recourse to unpleasant measures, I sat down to write to Petherton.
"Punch, or the London Charivari, Vol. 150, March 1, 1916" by Various
But could he not escape the terrors of such without having recourse to a woman?
"The Goose Man" by Jacob Wassermann
Sometimes it is sufficiently distinct to determine a species without recourse to other characters (tropicalis, oocarpa, Merkusii, etc.).
"The Genus Pinus" by George Russell Shaw
The Captain had recourse to the telephone again, getting residence after residence, without result.
"In Her Own Right" by John Reed Scott
The Cytha now, it seemed, was intent upon piling up a lead without recourse to evasive tactics.
"The World That Couldn't Be" by Clifford Donald Simak
The Depung incident shows how difficult it was to make any headway with the Tibetans without recourse to arms.
"The Unveiling of Lhasa" by Edmund Candler
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In news:

Without legal or political recourse to address their grievances, they risk their lives, their liberty and the safety of their families to protest China's occupation of Tibet.
The special permits for the season that the Salvation Army gets allows them to ring the bells without recourse, according to the police.
Should VA be allowed to rescind retention bonuses for healthcare providers without explanation or recourse.
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In science:

However, there are certain situations in which such estimates are available without recourse to Theorem 1, for example, by direct computation.
Minima in branching random walks
In the general case the metric supz |ϕ(x, z )−ϕ(y , z )| need not be definable, and a more complicated construction is required to extract a definable metric from ϕ directly without recourse to quantification.
Definability of groups in $\aleph_0$-stable metric structures
Then, one can typically calculate the stationary distribution Qi exactly without recourse to a numerical solution.
Random copying in space
We show that we can reproduce all of the results of that experiment without recourse to an ad hoc velocity–kick correction needed by the earlier method, including some experimental results that the earlier model did not predict.
Prototyping method for Bragg-type atom interferometers
How such an embedding is generated without recourse to finite volume is a slightly more complicated, although not unsolvable problem.
Recent progress on the Random Conductance Model
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