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Definitions for pursuant
pərˈsu əntpur·suant

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. pursuant(p)adjective

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

    "pursuant to our agreement"; "pursuant to the dictates of one's conscience"


  1. pursuantadverb

    accordingly, consequently

    Etymology: pursuant, present participle of pursuer

  2. pursuantadjective

    in conformance to, or in agreement with

    Etymology: pursuant, present participle of pursuer

Webster Dictionary

  1. Pursuantadjective

    acting in consequence or in prosecution (of anything); hence, agreeable; conformable; following; according; -- with to or of

    Etymology: [From Pursue: cf. OE. poursuiant. Cf. Pursuivant.]

  2. Pursuantadverb

    alt. of Pursuantly

    Etymology: [From Pursue: cf. OE. poursuiant. Cf. Pursuivant.]

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of pursuant in Chaldean Numerology is: 8

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of pursuant in Pythagorean Numerology is: 4

Examples of pursuant in a Sentence

  1. Attorney General Barr:

    Your statement also wrongly implies that your continued tenure in the office is necessary to ensure that cases now pending in the Southern District of New York are handled appropriately, this is obviously false.I fully expect that the office will continue to handle all cases in the normal course and pursuant to the Departments applicable standards, policies, and guidance.

  2. British Grand Prix:

    I have given the UK court on affidavit a statement of my UK assets. Which, pursuant to the freezing order, they are entitled to take and hand over to the banks, there's a few cars, a few items of jewellery and I said 'OK, fine. You don't have to bother to come to my house to seize them. I'll physically hand them over. Tell me the time, date and place.'.

  3. Secretary Jeh Johnson:

    At the moment we are standing down our plans for executive action, pursuant to the judge’s injunction.

  4. Pat Toomey:

    The American economy has dodged a bullet, however, the danger remains that these tariffs, pursuant to a Cold War-era trade law known as Section 232, will be levied in six months.

  5. Matthew Albence:

    Those individuals, as has always been our policy, were provided the opportunity to take their child with them pursuant to their removal. Those individuals declined to do so, they are not going to generally take that child back with them after they've accomplished their smuggling.

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  • gemäßGerman
  • de conformidadSpanish
  • conformité, conformémentFrench
  • zgodnie z, stosownie doPolish
  • [[em]] [[conformidade]] [[com]], nos termosPortuguese
  • соответствующий, в соответствии, соответственно, согласноRussian
  • i enlighet medSwedish
  • இணங்கச்Tamil
  • అనుసరించేTelugu
  • 根據Chinese

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    a feeling of strong eagerness (usually in favor of a person or cause)
    • A. ignominy
    • B. elan
    • C. sweep
    • D. hypernym

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