pursuant to


pur·​su·​ant to pər-ˈsü-ənt- How to pronounce pursuant to (audio)
: in carrying out : in conformity with : according to

Example Sentences

Pursuant to the terms of the sale, the owner shall be solely responsible for damages.
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Word History

First Known Use

1628, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of pursuant to was in 1628

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“Pursuant to.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/pursuant%20to. Accessed 4 Jun. 2023.

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pursuant to

pur·​su·​ant to pər-ˈsü-ənt- How to pronounce pursuant to (audio)
: in carrying out : according to
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