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pursuance (countable and uncountable, plural pursuances)

  1. A search for something; a pursuit or quest.
    • Jeremy Taylor
      Sermons are not like curious inquiries after new nothings, but pursuances of old truths.
  2. A completion or putting into effect of something already begun; a prosecution.
  3. The state of being pursuant; consequence.


  • 1911Encyclopædia 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.