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  2  definitions  found 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
  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. 
  Weak  we  are  and  can  not  shun  pursuit.  --Shak. 
  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. 
  3.  Course  of  business  or  occupation;  continued  employment 
  with  a  view  to  same  end  as  mercantile  pursuits;  a 
  literary  pursuit. 
  4.  (Law)  Prosecution.  [Obs.] 
  That  pursuit  for  tithes  ought,  and  of  ancient  time 
  did  pertain  to  the  spiritual  court.  --Fuller. 
  {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. 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
  n  1:  the  act  of  pursuing  [syn:  {chase},  {following}] 
  2:  a  search  for  an  alternative  that  meets  cognitive  criteria 
  [syn:  {hunt},  {quest}] 

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