[ per-soo-uhnt ]
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  1. proceeding after; following (usually followed by to): Pursuant to his studies he took a job in an office.

adverbAlso pur·su·ant·ly .
  1. according (usually followed by to): to do something pursuant to an agreement.

  2. in a manner conformable (usually followed by to): to act pursuant to the dictates of one's conscience.

Origin of pursuant

1425–75; late Middle English, variant of pursevantpursuivant

Other words from pursuant

  • non·pur·su·ant, adjective
  • non·pur·su·ant·ly, adverb
  • un·pur·su·ant, adjective

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British Dictionary definitions for pursuant


/ (pəˈsjuːənt) /

  1. (usually postpositive often foll by to) mainly law in agreement or conformity

  2. archaic pursuing

Origin of pursuant

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

Derived forms of pursuant

  • pursuantly, adverb

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