Definition of pursuer in English:


Line breaks: pur|suer
Pronunciation: /pəˈsjuːə(r)


1A person or thing that pursues another.
More example sentences
  • One rider famously scattered tacks into the path of his pursuers, while another took the low road, hitching a lift around one notorious mountain stage
  • John ran the length of the pitch to touch down in the corner with his pursuers in his wake.
  • This early medieval Jewish cult has appealed to many writers and pursuers of curiosities over the years.
1.1 Scots Law A person who brings a case against another into court; a plaintiff: the court agreed with counsel for the pursuers
More example sentences
  • On the contrary, it affirmed the principle that the onus of proving causation lies on the pursuer or plaintiff.
  • That there are special circumstances in which a defender may be held responsible in law for injuries suffered by the pursuer through a third party's deliberate wrongdoing is not in doubt.
  • The risk of a double recovery by the pursuer is met, not through the court process, but at the later stage of the making of the compensation payment.

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