[ soo ]
/ su /
verb (used with object), sued, su·ing.
to institute a process in law against; bring a civil action against: to sue someone for damages.
to woo or court.
Obsolete. to make petition or appeal to.
verb (used without object), sued, su·ing.
to institute legal proceedings, or bring suit: She threatened to sue.
to make petition or appeal: to sue for peace.
to court a woman.
sue out, to make application for or apply for and obtain (a writ or the like) from a court of law.
Words nearby sue
Origin of sue
1150–1200; Middle English suen, siwen < Old French sivre < Vulgar Latin *sequere to follow, for Latin sequī
OTHER WORDS FROM suesu·er, nounun·sued, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for unsued (1 of 2)
/ (sjuː, suː) /
verb sues, suing or sued
to institute legal proceedings (against)
to make suppliant requests of (someone for something)
archaic to pay court (to)
Derived forms of suesuer, noun
Word Origin for sue
C13: via Anglo-Norman from Old French sivre, from Latin sequī to follow
British Dictionary definitions for unsued (2 of 2)
/ (French sy) /
Eugène (øʒɛn). original name Marie-Joseph Sue. 1804–57, French novelist, whose works, notably Les mystères de Paris (1842–43) and Le juif errant (1844–45), were among the first to reflect the impact of the industrial revolution on France
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