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

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]

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Word Origin & History

late 14c., from O.Fr. poursuiant, prp. of porsuir (see pursue).
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Example sentences
The good patriarch, pursuant to the decrees of the synod, restored holy images throughout the extent of his jurisdiction.
Recommendations by counsel pursuant to plea agreement.
The previous question was ordered pursuant to the rule.
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