• WordNet 3.6
    • adj pursuant (followed by `to') in conformance to or agreement with "pursuant to our agreement","pursuant to the dictates of one's conscience"
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • a Pursuant Acting in consequence or in prosecution (of anything); hence, agreeable; conformable; following; according; -- with to or of. "The conclusion which I draw from these premises, pursuant to the query laid down, is, etc."
    • adv Pursuant Agreeably; conformably.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • pursuant Done in consequence of or in the prosecution of something.
    • n pursuant A pursuivant.
    • pursuant According; agreeably: with to.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • adj Pursuant done while pursuing or seeking any purpose, hence agreeable
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  • Marquis De Sade
    “Happiness lies neither in vice nor in virtue; but in the manner we appreciate the one and the other, and the choice we make pursuant to our individual organization.”


Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
From Pursue: cf. OE. poursuiant,. Cf. Pursuivant
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
O. Fr. porsuir (Fr. poursuivre)—L. prosequi, -secutuspro, onwards, sequi, to follow.


In literature:

Bill framed pursuant to a petition of Quakers.
"The Suppression of the African Slave Trade to the United States of America" by W. E. B. Du Bois
Pursuant to his orders, she was scourged, burnt with red-hot irons, and torn with sharp hooks.
"Fox's Book of Martyrs" by John Foxe
This was done upon the award of the commissioners pursuant to the decision of the umpire.
"A Report of the Debates and Proceedings in the Secret Sessions of the Conference Convention" by Lucius Eugene Chittenden
The meeting was held pursuant to the order of Washington.
"Washington and the American Republic, Vol. 3." by Benson J. Lossing
Pursuant to adjournment we met at the appointed hour and speedily arrived at a solution of our problem.
"Fibble, D. D." by Irvin Shrewsbury Cobb
On May 28th Mr. Rose brought up the Report of the Committee, and obtained leave to bring in a Bill pursuant thereto.
"Chapters in the History of the Insane in the British Isles" by Daniel Hack Tuke
Pursuant to the law of primogeniture then in force this was voting money out of his own pocket.
"Sages and Heroes of the American Revolution" by L. Carroll Judson
Within one year of the satisfaction of all formalities pursuant to the above-designated credits, the USSR will .
"Project Daedalus" by Thomas Hoover
Pursuant to this system, the nations of Canaan were first destroyed.
"The Messiah in Moses and the Prophets" by Eleazar Lord
Pursuant, supposedly, to this plan, a Financial Adviser for Haiti was appointed in the person of Mr. John Avery McIlhenny.
"Self-Determining Haiti" by James Weldon Johnson

In news:

The Appeals Court has affirmed , pursuant to Rule 1:28, judgments in the following cases.
Announced it will acquire Amylin Pharmaceuticals for $31.00 per share in cash, pursuant to a cash tender offer and second step merger, or an aggregate purchase price of approximately $5.3 billion.
Bristol-Myers Squibb Co. Plans to acquire Amylin Pharmaceuticals Inc for $31 per share in cash, pursuant to a cash tender offer and second-step merger, for an aggregate purchase price of about $5.3 billion.
The rules were formulated after extensive negotiations among regulators, HMOs and physician organizations pursuant to legislation enacted in 2002.
Where a medical malpractice complaint was amended to include a claim for wrongful death, the wrongful death claim should not have been dismissed as time-barred pursuant to the statute of repose (G.
The chief justice of the state District Court has proposed Standing Order 1-11, "Limited Assistance Representation and Substitute Counsel Pilot Project," pursuant to Trial Court Rule V.
Where a petitioner filed a pro se petition to vacate, set aside or correct his sentence pursuant to 28 U.S.C.
Where a witness was not disclosed pursuant to Fed.
A proposed rule change filed by NYSE MKT LLC to change the monthly fees for the use of ports (SR-NYSEMKT-2012-64) has become effective pursuant to Section 19(b)(3)(A) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934.
"Allegations of violations without corresponding fraudulent intent are insufficient to state a securities fraud claim against an independent accountant," pursuant to iIn re Tremont Sec.
And even though the FDIC 's complaints are all filed in federal courts, the FDIC is required to bring its claims pursuant to the law of the state where the headquarters of the closed financial institution was located.
Pursuant to Title 18 USC § 981, this property is subject to forfeiture .
Cheers to the seven county schools that were recognized for their academic achievements pursuant to the state's ABC's accountability model.
The Supreme Court affirmed the court of appeals' judgment and held that a trial court must decide before trial if a party is immune from suit pursuant to the Aviation and Transportation Security Act (ATSA), 49 U.S.C.
And issued guidance under memorandum M-09-21: Implementing Guidance for the Reports on Use of Funds Pursuant to the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 for fulfilling them.

In science:

The combinatorial formula for Cn (q , t) was proven in [GH01],[GH02] and pursuant work [Hag04] also settled the shuffle conjecture for partitions of hookshape.
A compositional shuffle conjecture specifying touch points of the Dyck path