What does pursuant mean?

Definitions for pursuantpərˈsu ənt

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word pursuant.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. pursuant(p)(adj)

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

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


  1. pursuant(Adverb)

    accordingly, consequently

  2. pursuant(Adjective)

    in conformance to, or in agreement with

  3. Origin: pursuant, present participle of pursuer

Webster Dictionary

  1. Pursuant(adj)

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

  2. Pursuant(adverb)

    alt. of Pursuantly

  3. Origin: [From Pursue: cf. OE. poursuiant. Cf. Pursuivant.]


  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

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Secretary Jeh Johnson:

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

  2. Marquis de Sade:

    Happiness lies neither in vice nor in virtue; but in the manner we appreciate the one and the other, and the choice we make pursuant to our individual organization.

  3. The Justice Department:

    Apple has extracted data from iPhones like this one pursuant to All Writs orders numerous times, including as a result of orders issued in the Eastern District of New York.

  4. Nino Burjanadze:

    The Georgian authorities and a significant part of the country's political elite act pursuant to the interests of NATO and the United States, instead of in Georgia's interests.

  5. Pablo Paez:

    We have consistently, strongly refuted these allegations, and we intend to continue to vigorously defend our company against these claims, the volunteer work program at immigration facilities as well as the wage rates and standards associated with the program are set by the Federal government. Our facilities, including the Aurora, Colo. Facility are highly rated and provide high-quality services in safe, secure and humane residential environments pursuant to the federal government’s national standards.

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Translations for pursuant

From our Multilingual Translation Dictionary

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

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