[per-soo-uh ns]
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Origin of pursuance

First recorded in 1590–1600; pursue + -ance
Related formsnon·pur·su·ance, noun
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  1. 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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