Pursuance Pur*su"ance, n. [See {Pursuant}.] 1. The act of pursuing or prosecuting; a following out or after. [1913 Webster]

Sermons are not like curious inquiries after new nothings, but pursuances of old truths. --Jer. Taylor. [1913 Webster]

2. The state of being pursuant; consequence. [1913 Webster]

{In pursuance of}, in accordance with; in prosecution or fulfillment of. [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.


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