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Princeton's WordNet

  1. pursuer, chasernoun

    a person who is pursuing and trying to overtake or capture

    "always before he had been able to outwit his pursuers"

  2. pursuernoun

    a person who pursues some plan or goal

    "a pursuer of truth"


  1. pursuernoun

    One who pursues.

  2. pursuernoun

    The party who initiates a lawsuit; a plaintiff.

  3. Etymology: to pursue + -er

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. Pursuernoun

    One who follows in hostility.

    Etymology: from pursue.

    Fled with the rest,
    And falling from a hill he was so bruis’d,
    That the pursuers took him. William Shakespeare, Henry IV.

    His swift pursuers from heav’n’s gates discern
    Th’ advantage, and descending tread us down
    Thus drooping. John Milton, Par. Lost, b. i.

    Like a declining statesman left forlorn
    To his friends pity and pursuers scorn. John Denham.


  1. pursuer

    A plaintiff (Π in legal shorthand) is the party who initiates a lawsuit (also known as an action) before a court. By doing so, the plaintiff seeks a legal remedy. If this search is successful, the court will issue judgment in favor of the plaintiff and make the appropriate court order (e.g., an order for damages). "Plaintiff" is the term used in civil cases in most English-speaking jurisdictions, the notable exceptions being England and Wales, where a plaintiff has, since the introduction of the Civil Procedure Rules in 1999, been known as a "claimant" and Scotland, where the party has always been known as the "pursuer". In criminal cases, the prosecutor brings the case against the defendant, but the key complaining party is often called the "complainant". In some jurisdictions, a lawsuit is commenced by filing a summons, claim form or a complaint. These documents are known as pleadings, that set forth the alleged wrongs committed by the defendant or defendants with a demand for relief. In other jurisdictions, the action is commenced by service of legal process by delivery of these documents on the defendant by a process server; they are only filed with the court subsequently with an affidavit from the process server that they had been given to the defendant according to the rules of civil procedure.


  1. pursuer

    A pursuer is an individual or entity who follows, chases, or seeks to attain something or someone. This could be in a variety of contexts including law enforcement officials chasing a criminal, a person seeking a romantic partner, or someone striving to achieve a certain goal.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Pursuernoun

    one who pursues or chases; one who follows in haste, with a view to overtake

  2. Pursuernoun

    a plaintiff; a prosecutor


  1. Pursuer

    A pursuer in Scotland is the party who initiates a lawsuit before a Court of Scotland. The term is the same in civil and criminal proceedings. The pursuer is seeking a legal remedy, and if successful, the court will issue judgment in favour of the pursuer and make the appropriate court order

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of pursuer in Chaldean Numerology is: 5

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of pursuer in Pythagorean Numerology is: 1

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    restricted to a particular condition of life
    A jeopardize
    B attend
    C interrupt
    D obligate

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