Pursuant

Defined:  Proceeding from and conformable to; in accordance with.  ADJECTIVE (The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition copyright ©2000 by Houghton Mifflin Company. Updated in 2009. Published by Houghton Mifflin Company. All rights reserved.)

Pursuant to my post entitled “Pardon the Interruption” posted earlier this evening, pursuant is free word number four.  Two more to go to fulfill my promise to make up for missing yesterday’s words.

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Definitions

Merriam-Webster.com requires payment to access their definition of persuant.  If want it badly enough, I will lug my unabridged Webster’s to my desk and look it up. But I don’t, so here are some others.

1. (Law) (usually postpositive; often foll by to) Chiefly law in agreement or conformity
2. Archaic pursuing
[related to Middle English poursuivant following after, from Old French; see pursue]

(Collins English Dictionary – Complete and Unabridged © HarperCollins Publishers 1991, 1994, 1998, 2000, 2003)

pursuing.
Idioms:
pursuant to, in accordance with: Pursuant to instructions, I enclose the documents.
[1425–75; late Middle English, variant of pursevant pursuivant]

(Random House Kernerman Webster’s College Dictionary, © 2010 K Dictionaries Ltd. Copyright 2005, 1997, 1991 by Random House, Inc. All rights reserved.)

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