pursuant to

preposition

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

Examples of pursuant to in a Sentence

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 19 Jul. 2024.

Kids Definition

pursuant to

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