Without recourse
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. [1913 Webster]

Unto my first I will have my recourse. --Chaucer. [1913 Webster]

Preventive physic . . . preventeth sickness in the healthy, or the recourse thereof in the valetudinary. --Sir T. Browne. [1913 Webster]

2. Recurrence in difficulty, perplexity, need, or the like; access or application for aid; resort. [1913 Webster]

Thus died this great peer, in a time of great recourse unto him and dependence upon him. --Sir H. Wotton. [1913 Webster]

Our last recourse is therefore to our art. --Dryden. [1913 Webster]

3. Access; admittance. [Obs.] [1913 Webster]

Give me recourse to him. --Shak. [1913 Webster]

{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. [1913 Webster]


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  • without recourse — adverb conditional endorsement, qualified endorsement, restricted, subject to terms associated concepts: endorsement without recourse Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 without recourse …   Law dictionary

  • Without recourse — 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}.] [1913 Webster] 1. On or at the outside of; out of; not within; as, without doors. [1913… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • without recourse — (law and commerce) A qualified endorsement of a bill or promissory note indicating that the endorser takes no responsibility for non payment • • • Main Entry: ↑recourse * * * Finance a formula used to disclaim responsibility for future nonpayment …   Useful english dictionary

  • Without recourse — Without the lender having any right to seek payment or seize assets in the event of nonpayment from anyone other than the party (such as a special purpose entity) specified in the debt contract. The New York Times Financial Glossary * * * without …   Financial and business terms

  • Without Recourse — This phrase has several meanings. In a general sense, when the buyer of a promissory note or other negotiable instrument assumes the risk of default. Without recourse can also refer to a financing arrangement where the dealer s maximum possible… …   Investment dictionary

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  • without recourse — sans recours Words that appear on a bill of exchange to indicate that the holder has no recourse to the person from whom it was bought, if it is not paid. It may be written on the face of the bill or as an endorsement. If these words do not… …   Big dictionary of business and management

  • without recourse — record written on a promissory note that indicates that the endorser has ceased to be a guarantor on the debt …   English contemporary dictionary

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