In my experience, the word "without" is generally used as a preposition to describe some action for example:
I went to Paris without my bag.
I believe though, that I have heard it used with reference to some physical location or perhaps as an exclusion from some category:
- You will find him without the city walls.
- The enemy within and the ally without.
I cannot quite remember the connotation that it was used with, but upon saying the above phrases to myself I get bit of an archaic sense from the usage. Sounds to me like a line that could be used in a film set in a medieval time period.
The reason I ask is I'm reviewing an official document describing an employees work and the following statement appears:
He has participated in numerous projects both from within the same department and from without.
Is this usage relevant/correct in a modern business setting?