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Definitions of sue

  1. French writer whose novels described the sordid side of city life (1804-1857) Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  2. A process or condition of acting or moving, as opposed to rest; the doing of something; exertion of power or force, as when one body acts on another; the effect of power exerted on one body by another; agency; activity; operation; as, the action of heat; a man of action. Webster Dictionary DB
  3. To follow up; to chase; to seek after; to endeavor to win; to woo. Newage Dictionary DB
  4. To seek justice or right from, by legal process; to institute process in law against; to bring an action against; to prosecute judicially. Newage Dictionary DB
  5. To proceed with, as an action, and follow it up to its proper termination; to gain by legal process. Newage Dictionary DB
  6. To clean, as the beak; -- said of a hawk. Newage Dictionary DB
  7. To leave high and dry on shore; as, to sue a ship. Newage Dictionary DB
  8. To seek by request; to make application; to petition; to entreat; to plead. Newage Dictionary DB
  9. To prosecute; to make legal claim; to seek (for something) in law; as, to sue for damages. Newage Dictionary DB
  10. To woo; to pay addresses as a lover. Newage Dictionary DB
  11. To be left high and dry on the shore, as a ship. Newage Dictionary DB
  12. To seek after; to endeavor to win; to seek justice or right from, at law. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  13. To entreat, beg, or petition: with for; as, to sue for peace; pay court; as, to sue for her hand; to begin a lawsuit; as, to sue for damages. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  14. To prosecute at law. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  15. To make legal claim: to make application: to entreat: to demand. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  16. To demand; entreat; enter suit. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  17. To bring legal action against. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  18. To entreat; beg. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  19. To seek justice or right by legal process; to gain by legal process. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  20. To prosecute; to seek for in law; to seek by request; to petition; to demand; to make suit. To sue out, to petition for and take out. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  21. To seek justice or right by legal process; to seek for in law; to petition; to entreat; to apply for. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  22. The system language used to write an operating system forthe IBM 360. It is a cross between Pascal and XPL. Itallows type checked separate compilation of internalprocedures using a program library.["The System Language for Project Sue", B.L. Clark e al,SIGPLAN Notices 6(9):79-88 (Oct 1971)]. foldoc_fs
  23. To clean, as the beak; said of a hawk. dictgcide_fs
  24. s[=u], v.t. to prosecute at law: to seek after, to try to win.--v.i. to make legal claim: to make application: to entreat: to demand (with for).--SUED, (naut.) to be left high and dry.--n. S[=U]'ING, the act of bringing a legal suit: wooing.--SUE OUT, to petition for and take out. [M. E. suen--O. Fr. sevre, suir (Fr. suivre)--L. sequi, secutus, to follow.] gutenberg.org/ebooks/37683
  25. Prosecute (person) in law-court; entreat (person), make entreaty or application to person or law-court, (for redress or a favour, esp. woman\'s hand in marriage); s. out, make petition in law-court for& obtain (writ, pardon, &c.). [old French] Concise Oxford Dictionary

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