pursuance


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pur·su·ance

 (pər-so͞o′əns)
n.
A carrying out or putting into effect; prosecution.

pursuance

(pəˈsjuːəns)
n
the carrying out or pursuing of an action, plan, etc

pur•su•ance

(pərˈsu əns)

n.
the carrying out of some plan, course, or the like.
[1590–1600]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.pursuance - a search for an alternative that meets cognitive criteriapursuance - a search for an alternative that meets cognitive criteria; "the pursuit of love"; "life is more than the pursuance of fame"; "a quest for wealth"
wild-goose chase - the fruitless pursuit of something unattainable
search - the examination of alternative hypotheses; "his search for a move that would avoid checkmate was unsuccessful"
2.pursuance - the continuance of something begun with a view to its completion
continuance, continuation - the act of continuing an activity without interruption

pursuance

noun (Formal) carrying out, doing, following, effecting, performance, pursuing, prosecution, discharge, bringing about, execution He ordered disclosure of the report in pursuance of a murder investigation.
Translations

pursuance

[pəˈsjuːəns] N (frm) in pursuance of [+ plan, goal] → para la consecución de; [+ duty] → en cumplimiento de

pursuance

n (form) (of plan)Verfolgung f; (of instruction)Ausführung f; (of duties)Erfüllung f
References in classic literature ?
In pursuance of this resolve, he took up his residence in the Puritan town as Roger Chillingworth, without other introduction than the learning and intelligence of which he possessed more than a common measure.
This we promptly arranged between us; but when, ten minutes later and in pursuance of our arrangement, we met in the hall, it was only to report on either side that after guarded inquiries we had altogether failed to trace her.
From the Palace of the Tuileries, through Monseigneur and the whole Court, through the Chambers, the Tribunals of Justice, and all society (except the scarecrows), the Fancy Ball descended to the Common Executioner: who, in pursuance of the charm, was required to officiate "frizzled, powdered, in a gold-laced coat, pumps, and white silk stockings.
In pursuance of my aunt's kind scheme, I was shortly afterwards fitted out with a handsome purse of money, and a portmanteau, and tenderly dismissed upon my expedition.
In pursuance of this luminous conception I mentioned to Biddy when I went to Mr.
It had been the spring, it will be remembered, that had prompted them to go on pilgrimage; and me, too, the spring was filling with strange, undefinable longings, and though I flattered myself that I had set out in pursuance of a definitely taken resolve, I had really no more freedom in the matter than the children who followed at the heels of the mad piper.
The master of our camels was an old Mohammedan, who had conceived an opinion that it was an act of merit to do us all the mischief he could; and in pursuance of his notion, made it his chief employment to steal everything he could lay hold on; his piety even transported him so far, that one morning he stole and hid the cords of our tents.
The illustrious company had now been two days in the inn; and as it seemed to them time to depart, they devised a plan so that, without giving Dorothea and Don Fernando the trouble of going back with Don Quixote to his village under pretence of restoring Queen Micomicona, the curate and the barber might carry him away with them as they proposed, and the curate be able to take his madness in hand at home; and in pursuance of their plan they arranged with the owner of an oxcart who happened to be passing that way to carry him after this fashion.
In pursuance of the plan which I have laid down for the discussion of the subject, the point next in order to be examined is the "insufficiency of the present Confederation to the preservation of the Union.
This Constitution and the laws of the United States which shall be made in pursuance thereof, and all treaties made, or which shall be made, under the authority of the United States, shall be the supreme law of the land, and the judges in every State shall be bound thereby, any thing in the constitution or laws of any State to the contrary notwithstanding.
In pursuance of this idea, old Marheyo himself would hie him away to the sea-shore by the break of day, for the purpose of collecting various species of rare sea-weed; some of which among these people are considered a great luxury.
In pursuance of this resolution, they suspended all trade with the natives, except for provisions, having already more peltries than they could carry away, and having need of all the goods for the clothing and subsistence of their people, during the remainder of their sojourn, and on their journey across the mountains, This intention of abandoning Astoria was, however, kept secret from the men, lest they should at once give up all labor, and become restless and insubordinate.