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English definition of “pursuant”

pursuant

adjective [after verb]     /pəˈsjuː.ənt/ US  /pɚˈsuː-/ formal or specialized
according to: The fact that a person acted pursuant to an order of his government does not relieve him from responsibility under international law.Quoting and making referencesObedient and compliantObeying and breaking the law
(Definition of pursuant adjective from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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