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pursuance (n.)

"act of following or pursuing," 1590s, from French poursuiance "act of pursuing," from Old French poursuir "to chase, pursue, follow; continue, carry on" (see pursue).

Pursuance is not now used except in the moral sense, and then generally in the sense of following out : as, pursuance of his original intention ; in pursuance of a peculiar theory. [Century Dictionary]

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Definitions of pursuance from WordNet

pursuance (n.)
a search for an alternative that meets cognitive criteria;
life is more than the pursuance of fame
Synonyms: pursuit / quest
pursuance (n.)
the continuance of something begun with a view to its completion;
Synonyms: prosecution
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