pursuant to


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pur·su·ant to

 (pər-so͞o′ənt)
prep.
In accordance with.

[Middle English pursuant, plaintiff (in modern sense, influenced by pursue -ant), from Anglo-Norman pursuant, pursuiant, pursuing, consequent, consistent (with), one who pursues, plaintiff, from present participle of pursure, to pursue; see pursue.]
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