adverb(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 1989More 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.
adjective• archaic Back to top
- Following; going in pursuit.More example sentences
- With a shrill whinny, Rupert whirled about and caught their pursuant square in the chest as he reared up.
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- 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.
More definitions of pursuantDefinition of pursuant in:
- The US English dictionary