Definition of Pursuance

1. Noun. A search for an alternative that meets cognitive criteria. "A quest for wealth"

Exact synonyms: Pursuit, Quest
Specialized synonyms: Wild-goose Chase
Generic synonyms: Search
Derivative terms: Pursue, Pursue



2. Noun. The continuance of something begun with a view to its completion.
Exact synonyms: Prosecution
Generic synonyms: Continuance, Continuation
Derivative terms: Prosecute, Pursue

Definition of Pursuance

1. n. The act of pursuing or prosecuting; a following out or after.

Definition of Pursuance

1. Noun. A search for something; a pursuit or quest ¹

2. Noun. A completion or putting into effect of something already begun; a prosecution ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Pursuance

1. [n -S]

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Literary usage of Pursuance

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1. Reports of Cases Argued and Determined in the High Court of Chancery: During by Great Britain Court of Chancery, Edward Thurlow Thurlow, Alexander Wedderburn Rosslyn, Jonathan Cogswell Perkins (1844)
"THE 5 per cent . annuities of 1797 created upon the subscription of the Bank for the public service and in pursuance of a resolution of the Bank divided ..."

2. The Federal and State Constitutions: Colonial Charters, and Other Organic by Francis N. Thorpe, United States (1909)
"No moneys shall be drawn from the treasury except in pursuance of appropriation made by law. ... No tax shall be levied except in pursuance of law. SEC. 5. ..."

3. Commentaries on the Laws of England: In Four Books by William Blackstone, George Sharswood, Barron Field (1875)
"... IT is ORDERED by the court here that execution be done upon the said prisoner at the bar for the said felony in pursuance of the said judgment, ..."

4. United States Supreme Court Reports by Lawyers Co-operative Publishing Company, United States Supreme Court (1885)
"... in pursuance of acceptances by them of Young's drafts to that amount, and (502.20 of orders drawn on Young by various email creditors in favor of one ..."

5. United States Supreme Court Reports by Lawyers Co-operative Publishing Company, United States Supreme Court (1912)
"... irregular. or invalid, in consequence of the informalities cured by that act. the bonds of the county, issued or to be issued in pursuance ..."

6. The Constitution of the United States of America: With an Alphabetical by William L. Hickey, United States (1847)
"In pursuance of the foregoing powers, the Delegates met in Convention at Philadelphia on the 14th day, being the second Monday in May, AD 1787, ..."

7. South Eastern Reporter by West Virginia Supreme Court of Appeals, West Publishing Company, South Carolina Supreme Court (1913)
"If the defendant sold the trunk in question to the plaintiff, and, without reserving title, delivered it to her in pursuance of the sale, as the plaintiff ..."

8. The Constitution of the United States of America: With an Alphabetical by William Hickey, United States (1853)
"The Constitution was adopted on the 17th September, 1787, by the Convention appointed in pursuance of the resolution of the Congress of the Confederation, ..."

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