- the following or carrying out of some plan, course, injunction, or the like.
Origin of pursuance
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Examples from the Web for pursuance
And the linen I shall deposit, in pursuance of your kind hint, cannot be missed.Clarissa, Volume 2 (of 9)
"You will send them all away," continued Nana in pursuance of her idea.
And in pursuance of the policy of conciliation, Andronicus II.Byzantine Churches in Constantinople
Alexander Van Millingen
Indeed, it was in pursuance of it I have been so persevering in my attempts to see you, madam.Tony Butler
Charles James Lever
In pursuance of the great power and trust we have reposed in you.Memoirs of the Jacobites of 1715 and 1745.
- the carrying out or pursuing of an action, plan, etc
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Word Origin and History for pursuance
1590s, from Middle French poursuiance "act of pursuing," from Old French poursuir (see pursue).
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