pursuer (plural pursuers)

  1. One who pursues.
  2. (Scotland, legal) The party who initiates a lawsuit; a plaintiff.
    • 1809, Faculty of Advocates (Scotland), Decisions of the Court of Sessions, from 1752 to 1808 (page 216)
      On his area the pursuer built a dwelling-house, of which the gable and garden-wall were mutual with his neighbour Smith […]
  • French: poursuivant
  • German: Verfolger, Verfolgerin
  • Portuguese: perseguidor
  • Russian: пресле́дователь

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