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pursuant

[ per-soo-uhnt ]
/ pərˈsu ənt /
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adjective
proceeding after; following (usually followed by to): Pursuant to his studies he took a job in an office.
adverb Also pur·su·ant·ly .
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.
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Origin of pursuant

1425–75; late Middle English, variant of pursevantpursuivant

OTHER WORDS FROM pursuant

non·pur·su·ant, adjectivenon·pur·su·ant·ly, adverbun·pur·su·ant, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for pursuant

pursuant
/ (pəˈsjuːənt) /

adjective
(usually postpositive often foll by to) mainly law in agreement or conformity
archaic pursuing

Derived forms of pursuant

pursuantly, adverb

Word Origin for pursuant

C17: related to Middle English poursuivant following after, from Old French; see pursue
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