Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • adj. Proceeding from and conformable to; in accordance with.
  • adv. Accordingly; consequently.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • adj. in conformance to, or in agreement with
  • adv. accordingly, consequently

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Acting in consequence or in prosecution (of anything); hence, agreeable; conformable; following; according; -- with to or of.
  • adv. Agreeably; conformably.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Done in consequence of or in the prosecution of something.
  • n. A pursuivant.
  • According; agreeably: with to.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adj. (followed by `to') in conformance to or agreement with

Etymologies

Probably from Middle English pursuant, aspirant, from Anglo-Norman, present participle of pursure, to pursue; see pursue.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
Anglo-Norman pursuant, present participle of pursuer (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • Nothing in this section shall be construed to annul, limit, impair or otherwise affect in any way the ability of the owner of a copyright in a sound recording to exercise the rights under sections 106 (1), 106 (2) and 106 (3), or to obtain the remedies available under this title pursuant to such rights, as such rights and remedies exist either before or after the date of enactment of the Digital Performance Right in Sound Recordings Act of

    Copyright Law of the United States of America and Related Laws Contained in Title 17 of the United States Code, Circular 92

  • The Secretary of the Navy shall operate the plants, facilities, and property mentioned herein pursuant to the provisions of the War Labor Disputes Act and under the terms and conditions of employment which are lawfully in effect at the time possession of such plants, facilities, and property is taken under this order, subject to the provisions of Section 5 of the War Labor Disputes Act. 4.

    EXECUTIVE ORDER 9639

  • Since October 1998, the SEC has required that the prospectus be drafted in "plain English" pursuant to the provisions of Rule 421 of the SEC's General Rules and Regulations.

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  • The Letter of Intent will be signed today and will outline the terms pursuant to which Bryn Resources will acquire a 60% interest in the aforementioned mining titles.

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  • He has provided letters that homeowners can print out and send to their servicers, demanding their full chain of title pursuant to federal law.

    Richard Zombeck: Mass Register John O'Brien's Presentation Draws Crowd of Recorders in Atlantic City

  • In addition, the New York Office of the Federal Bureau of Investigation simultaneously seized the Website domain name pursuant to a seizure warrant issued by U.S.

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  • Members of the Congress, the purpose for which the joint session of the two houses of Congress has been called pursuant to Senate concurrent resolution number one, 107th Congress, having been accomplished, the chair thanks the speaker and the members of the House of Representatives and the Senate here assembled and declares the joint session dissolved.

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  • "The Temporary President and Majority Leader, Senator Malcolm A. Smith, was elected to a two year term pursuant to a resolution passed by a majority of Senators in January 2009.

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  • As part of the LOI, Ansell has agreed to pay Entourage a CDN$75,000 payment as consideration for Entourage locking up terms pursuant to which Ansell may acquire all of Entourage's right, title and interest in and to the Pires property and other assets by way of a Plan of Arrangement.

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  • The first mortgage lien holder was bypassed in the foreclosure process and filed an affidavit (per MCL 565. 451a) nine months after the sheriff's deed sale, stating that their mortgage still constitutes a first lien on the property and that they, as a first lien holder, still retain any and all rights to which they are entitled pursuant to their mortgage.

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  • I have only seen this word used on legal documents - mine!
    It makes me feel uncomfortable - to say the least - but then virtually ALL legal jargon makes me feel the same.

    June 23, 2009

  • I find myself using this word a lot lately - is it a legal term?

    August 3, 2007