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pursuant Line breaks: pur¦su|ant
Pronunciation: /pəˈsjuːənt/

Definition of pursuant in English:


(pursuant to) formal
In accordance with (a law or a legal document or resolution): the local authority applied for care orders pursuant to section 31 of the Children Act 1989
More example sentences
  • No copies of the documents disclosed pursuant to this order are to be provided to third parties other than to the parties' witnesses without the leave of the court.
  • The practical operation of an order pursuant to section 13 is to keep or put the person who is subject to an order in a penal institution.
  • He ordered, pursuant to section 294A, the appointment of a statutory examiner.


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Following; going in pursuit.
Example sentences
  • With a shrill whinny, Rupert whirled about and caught their pursuant square in the chest as he reared up.


Example sentences
  • There will be borderline cases and, pursuantly, cases in which the actual classification is subjective.
  • There, on that mountain you have to search pursuantly including its caverns.


Late Middle English poursuiant (as a noun in the sense 'prosecutor'): from Old French, 'pursuing', from the verb poursuir; later influenced in spelling by pursue.

Words that rhyme with pursuant

fluent, truant
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