pursuant

pursuant

[per-soo-uhnt]
adjective
1.
proceeding after; following (usually followed by to ): Pursuant to his studies he took a job in an office.
adverb Also, pursuantly.
3.
according (usually followed by to ): to do something pursuant to an agreement.
4.
in a manner conformable (usually followed by to ): to act pursuant to the dictates of one's conscience.

Origin:
1425–75; late Middle English, variant of pursevant pursuivant

nonpursuant, adjective
nonpursuantly, adverb
unpursuant, adjective
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pursuant (pəˈsjuːənt)
 
adj (often foll by to)
1.  chiefly law in agreement or conformity
2.  archaic pursuing
 
[C17: related to Middle English poursuivant following after, from Old French; see pursue]
 
pur'suantly
 
adv

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pursuant
late 14c., from O.Fr. poursuiant, prp. of porsuir (see pursue).
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