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From Vulgar Latin *prosequere (attested in Vulgar or early Medieval Latin as prosevere and prosequire), from Latin prosequor, prosequi; influenced by persequor, whence the Old French parsivre, parsuivre.




  1. to pursue, to seek
  2. to pursue, to continue
    • 1377, Bernard de Gordon, Fleur de lis de medecine (a.k.a. lilium medicine):
      Et pour ce que ceste cure est difficile nul ne le doit avoir mal se nous la poursuivons tres diligement plus particulierement
      And because this treatment is difficult, none should be concerned if we pursue it very diligently and particularly
  3. to claim
  4. to possess