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Definition of "pursuance" [pur•su•ance]

  • A carrying out or putting into effect; prosecution. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "pursuance" in a sentence
  • "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, anything in the Constitution or laws of any State to the contrary notwithstanding."
  • "I resent the people who did this simply out of reverence for their ‘god’ (nature) and in pursuance of the ideal that the worship of this ‘god’ mandates: the total abdication or removal of modernized man from the face of the earth, for the sake of “letting nature do its thing.”"
  • "Now all this was in pursuance of a stratagem devised by that ancient woman Zat al-Dawahi; for, before his departure, King"