sue: Meaning and Definition of


Pronunciation: (s), [key]
— v., sued, su•ing.
  1. to institute a process in law against; bring a civil action against: to sue someone for damages.
  2. to woo or court.
  3. to make petition or appeal to.
  1. to institute legal proceedings, or bring suit: She threatened to sue.
  2. to make petition or appeal: to sue for peace.
  3. to court a woman.
  4. to make application for or apply for and obtain (a writ or the like) from a court of law.


Pronunciation: (œ-zhen'), [key]
— n. Fr.
  1. (Marie Joseph Sue), 1804–57, French novelist.
  2. a female given name, form of
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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