Pursuit

Pur*suit"

(?), n. [F. poursuite, fr. poursuivre. See Pursue, v. t.] 1. The act of following or going after; esp., a following with haste, either for sport or in hostility; chase; prosecution; as, the pursuit of game; the pursuit of an enemy. Clarendon.
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Weak we are, and can not shun pursuit.
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2. A following with a view to reach, accomplish, or obtain; endeavor to attain to or gain; as, the pursuit of knowledge; the pursuit of happiness or pleasure.
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3. Course of business or occupation; continued employment with a view to same end; as, mercantile pursuits; a literary pursuit.
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4. (Law) Prosecution. [Obs.]
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That pursuit for tithes ought, and of ancient time did pertain to the spiritual court.
Fuller.
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Curve of pursuit (Geom.), a curve described by a point which is at each instant moving towards a second point, which is itself moving according to some specified law.
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