1. To go in pursuit; to follow. "The wicked flee when no man pursueth." (Prov. Xxviii. 1) "Men hotly pursued after the objects of their ambition." (Earle)

2. To go on; to proceed, especially in argument or discourse; to continue.

Origin: A Gallicism] "I have, pursues Carneades, wondered chemists should not consider." (Boyle)

3. To follow a matter judicially, as a complaining party; to act as a prosecutor.

(01 Mar 1998)

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