Pursuit

Definition of Pursuit

Pur`suit´
n.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.
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.
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.

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