- proceeding after; following (usually followed by to): Pursuant to his studies he took a job in an office.
- according (usually followed by to): to do something pursuant to an agreement.
- in a manner conformable (usually followed by to): to act pursuant to the dictates of one's conscience.
Origin of pursuant
Examples from the Web for pursuant
“The CIA has since paid out more than $1 million pursuant to the agreement,” the report notes.The Luxury Homes That Torture and Your Tax Dollars Built
December 12, 2014
Pursuant to the violent attack, sporadic conflicts have also been detected.Nobel Laureate's U.N. Letter Warns of Ethnic Unrest in Iran
April 20, 2011
Pursuant to the foregoing "call," a notable convention was held.
Pursuant to Solar Regulation 3, we have the right to enforce martial law.Exploiter's End
She passed into the hall, and Hildebrand, pursuant to her injunction, followed her in silence.Hildebrand
He was executed at Tyburn, pursuant to his sentence, on July 28th 1779.
Of course they had to be returned to the river, pursuant to law.Gairloch In North-West Ross-Shire
John H. Dixon, F.S.A. Scot
- (usually postpositive often foll by to) mainly law in agreement or conformity
- archaic pursuing
Word Origin and History for pursuant
late 14c., from Old French poursuiant, porsivant, present participle of porsuir, porsivre "chase, pursue" (see pursue). Meaning "carrying out; following, according" is from 1690s.