American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- v. Law To petition (a court) for redress of grievances or recovery of a right.
- v. Law To institute proceedings against (a person) for redress of grievances.
- v. Law To carry (an action) through to a final decision.
- v. To court; woo.
- v. Obsolete To make a petition to; appeal to; beseech.
- v. Law To institute legal proceedings; bring suit.
- v. To make an appeal or entreaty: "I sue for grace, and thou deny'st me” ( Francis Quarles).
- v. To pay court; woo.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- To follow; follow after; pursue; chase; follow in attendance; attend.
- To follow up; follow out; continue.
- To follow with entreaty; seek to persuade; entreat.
- To seek after; try to win; seek the favor of; seek in marriage; woo.
- To seek justice or right from by legal process; institute process in law against; prosecute in a civil action for the recovery of a real or supposed right: as, to sue one for debt; to sue one for damages in trespass.
- To follow; come after, either as a consequence or in pursuit.
- To make entreaty; entreat; petition; plead: usually with for.
- To pay court, or pay one's addresses as a suitor or lover; play the lover; woo, or be a wooer.
- To prosecute; make legal claim; seek for something in law: as, to sue for damages.
- To issue; flow.
- An old spelling of sew, sew, 2.
- v. obsolete, transitive To follow.
- v. transitive To file a legal action against someone, generally a non-criminal action.
- v. transitive To seek by request; to make application; to petition; to entreat; to plead.
- v. obsolete, transitive To court.
GNU Webster's 1913
- v. To follow up; to chase; to seek after; to endeavor to win; to woo.
- v. To seek justice or right from, by legal process; to institute process in law against; to bring an action against; to prosecute judicially.
- v. To proceed with, as an action, and follow it up to its proper termination; to gain by legal process.
- v. (Falconry) To clean, as the beak; -- said of a hawk.
- v. (Naut.) To leave high and dry on shore.
- v. To seek by request; to make application; to petition; to entreat; to plead.
- v. (Law) To prosecute; to make legal claim; to seek (for something) in law.
- v. To woo; to pay addresses as a lover.
- v. (Naut.) To be left high and dry on the shore, as a ship.
- v. institute legal proceedings against; file a suit against
- n. French writer whose novels described the sordid side of city life (1804-1857)
- From Anglo-Norman suer, siwer et al., Old French sivre ("follow after") ( > French suivre), from Vulgar Latin *sequere ("follow"), from Latin sequi. (Wiktionary)
- Middle English sewen, from Anglo-Norman suer, from Vulgar Latin *sequere, to follow, from Latin sequī; see sekw-1 in Indo-European roots. (American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
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