AskDefine | Define pursuance

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1 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" [syn: pursuit, quest]
2 the continuance of something begun with a view to its completion [syn: prosecution]

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  1. A search for something; a pursuit or quest
  2. A completion or putting into effect of something already begun; a prosecution


  • 1911 — Encyclopædia Britannica (11th ed.), "Saint Bridget of Sweden"
    About 1350 she went to Rome, partly to obtain from the pope the authorization of the new order, partly in pursuance of her self-imposed mission to elevate the moral tone of the age.

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