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sue


  4  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Sue  \Sue\,  v.  t.  [imp.  &  p.  p.  {Sued};  p.  pr  &  vb  n.  {Suing}.] 
  [OE.  suen,  sewen,  siwen,  OF  sivre  (pres.ind.  3d  sing.  il 
  siut,  suit,  he  follows,  nous  sevons  we  follow),  LL  sequere, 
  for  L.  sequi,  secutus  akin  to  Gr  ?,  Skr.  sac  to  accompany, 
  and  probably  to  E.  see  v.t.  See  {See},  v.  t.,  and  cf 
  {Consequence},  {Ensue},  {Execute},  {Obsequious},  {Pursue}, 
  {Second},  {Sect}  in  religion,  {Sequence},  {Suit}.] 
  1.  To  follow  up  to  chase;  to  seek  after  to  endeavor  to  win; 
  to  woo. 
 
  For  yet  there  was  no  man  that  haddle  him  sued. 
  --Chaucer. 
 
  I  was  beloved  of  many  a  gentle  knight,  And  sued  and 
  sought  with  all  the  service  due.  --Spenser. 
 
  Sue  me  and  woo  me  and  flatter  me  --Tennyson. 
 
  2.  (Law) 
  a  To  seek  justice  or  right  from  by  legal  process;  to 
  institute  process  in  law  against;  to  bring  an  action 
  against;  to  prosecute  judicially. 
  b  To  proceed  with  as  an  action  and  follow  it  up  to  its 
  proper  termination;  to  gain  by  legal  process. 
 
  3.  (Falconry)  To  clean,  as  the  beak;  --  said  of  a  hawk. 
 
  4.  (Naut.)  To  leave  high  and  dry  on  shore;  as  to  sue  a  ship. 
  --R.  H.  Dana,  Jr 
 
  {To  sue  out}  (Law),  to  petition  for  and  take  out  or  to  apply 
  for  and  obtain;  as  to  sue  out  a  writ  in  chancery;  to  sue 
  out  a  pardon  for  a  criminal. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Sue  \Sue\,  v.  i. 
  1.  To  seek  by  request;  to  make  application;  to  petition;  to 
  entreat;  to  plead. 
 
  By  adverse  destiny  constrained  to  sue  For  counsel 
  and  redress,  he  sues  to  you  --Pope. 
 
  C[ae]sar  came  to  Rome  to  sue  for  the  double  honor  of 
  a  triumph  and  the  consulship.  --C. 
  Middleton. 
 
  The  Indians  were  defeated  and  sued  for  peace. 
  --Jefferson. 
 
  2.  (Law)  To  prosecute;  to  make  legal  claim;  to  seek  (for 
  something)  in  law;  as  to  sue  for  damages. 
 
  3.  To  woo;  to  pay  addresses  as  a  lover.  --Massinger. 
 
  4.  (Naut.)  To  be  left  high  and  dry  on  the  shore,  as  a  ship. 
  --R.  H.  Dana,  Jr 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  sue 
  v  :  institute  legal  proceedings  against;  file  a  suit  against; 
  "He  was  warned  that  the  district  attorney  would  process 
  him"  [syn:  {litigate},  {process}] 
 
  From  The  Free  On-line  Dictionary  of  Computing  (13  Mar  01)  [foldoc]: 
 
  Sue 
 
  The  system  language  used  to  write  an  {operating  system}  for 
  the  {IBM  360}.  It  is  a  cross  between  {Pascal}  and  {XPL}.  It 
  allows  type  checked  {separate  compilation}  of  internal 
  procedures  using  a  program  library. 
 
  ["The  System  Language  for  Project  Sue",  B.L.  Clark  e  al 
  SIGPLAN  Notices  6(9):79-88  (Oct  1971)]. 
 
  (1994-12-01) 
 
 




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