Pursuant Pur*su"ant, a. [From {Pursue}: cf. OE. poursuiant. Cf. {Pursuivant}.] Acting in consequence or in prosecution (of anything); hence, agreeable; conformable; following; according; -- with to or of. [1913 Webster]

The conclusion which I draw from these premises, pursuant to the query laid down, is, etc. --Waterland. [1913 Webster]

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  • pursuant — pur‧su‧ant [pəˈsjuːənt ǁ pərˈsuː ] adjective pursuant to something formal LAW connected with something, especially a law or rule: • This bid is submitted pursuant to the laws of New York State. * * * pursuant UK US /pəˈsjuːənt/ US  /pərˈsuːənt/… …   Financial and business terms

  • pursuant — According to a prescribed method or some authority. To follow after or follow out; to execute or carry out by reason of something. Dictionary from West s Encyclopedia of American Law. 2005. pursuant According …   Law dictionary

  • pursuant — ► ADVERB (pursuant to) formal ▪ in accordance with. ORIGIN from Old French, pursuing ; later influenced in spelling by PURSUE(Cf. ↑pursuer) …   English terms dictionary

  • pursuant — [pər so͞o′ənt, pərsyo͞o′ənt] adj. [ME poursuiant < OFr, prp. of poursuir: see PURSUE] Now Rare pursuing pursuing pursuant to 1. following upon 2. in accordance with …   English World dictionary

  • Pursuant — Pur*su ant, Pursuantly Pur*su ant*ly, adv. Agreeably; conformably. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • pursuant — late 14c., from O.Fr. poursuiant, prp. of porsuir (see PURSUE (Cf. pursue)) …   Etymology dictionary

  • pursuant — /peuhr sooh euhnt/, adj. 1. proceeding after; following (usually fol. by to): Pursuant to his studies he took a job in an office. 2. pursuing. adv. Also, pursuantly. 3. according (usually fol. by to): to do something pursuant to an agreement. 4.… …   Universalium

  • pursuant — adj. (formal) (cannot stand alone) pursuant to * * * [pə sjuːənt] (formal) (cannot stand alone) pursuant to …   Combinatory dictionary

  • pursuant — pur|su|ant [pəˈsju:ənt US pərˈsu: ] adj formal pursuant to sth done according to a particular law, rule, contract etc ▪ The boy was provided with an interpreter, pursuant to the Individuals with Disabilities Act …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • pursuant — [[t]pə(r)sju͟ːənt, AM su͟ː [/t]] PHR PREP If someone does something pursuant to a law or regulation, they obey that law or regulation. [FORMAL] He should continue to act pursuant to the United Nations Security Council resolutions …   English dictionary

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