sue


sue
sue vb sued, su·ing [Anglo-French suer suire, literally, to follow, pursue, from Old French sivre, ultimately from Latin sequi to follow]
vt: to bring an action against: seek justice from by legal process
vi: to bring an action in court

Merriam-Webster’s Dictionary of Law. . 1996.

sue
I verb appeal to the law, apply for, ask for relief, beseech, bring a legal action, bring an action, bring to justice, bring to the bar, claim, commence a suit, contest, entreat, file a legal claim, file suit, implore, initiate a civil action, institute a legal proceeding, institute process, legally pursue, litigate against, make appeal to, orare, petition, plead, prefer a claim, press a claim, pursue a claim, put on trial, rogare, seek by request, supplicate, take to court associated concepts: power to sue, right to sue, standing to sue foreign phrases:
- Nemo alleno nomine lege agere potest — No one can sue in the name of another.
II index appeal, call (appeal to), claim (demand), complain (charge), importune, litigate, prosecute (charge)

Burton's Legal Thesaurus. . 2006


sue
v.
To initiate and carry out legal proceedings against someone; to bring a lawsuit against someone.
(2) To appeal to someone to grant something.
n.
suit

The Essential Law Dictionary. — Sphinx Publishing, An imprint of Sourcebooks, Inc. . 2008.


sue
To initiate a lawsuit or continue a legal proceeding for the recovery of a right; to prosecute, assert a legal claim, or bring action against a particular party.

Dictionary from West's Encyclopedia of American Law. 2005.


sue
To initiate a lawsuit or continue a legal proceeding for the recovery of a right; to prosecute, assert a legal claim, or bring action against a particular party.

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