From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Pursuance \Pur*su"ance\, n. [See Pursuant.]
   1. The act of pursuing or prosecuting; a following out or
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            Sermons are not like curious inquiries after new
            nothings, but pursuances of old truths. --Jer.
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   2. The state of being pursuant; consequence.
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   In pursuance of, in accordance with; in prosecution or
      fulfillment of.
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