pursuant

noun
pur·​su·​ant | \ -nt \
plural -s

Definition of pursuant

 (Entry 1 of 2)

1 obsolete : prosecutor
2 : pursuer

pursuant

adjective
\ " \

Definition of pursuant (Entry 2 of 2)

: that is in pursuit : pursuing a pursuant and powerful grandee— Lon Tinkle a pursuant reek of the stables

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History and Etymology for pursuant

Noun

Middle English poursuiant, pursuant, from Middle French poursuivant, poursuiant follower, pursuer, prosecutor, from Old French, from present participle of poursivre, poursuir to pursue, prosecute

Adjective

pursue + -ant

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“Pursuant.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/pursuant. Accessed 31 Jul. 2021.

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