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  7  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Suit  \Suit\,  n.  [OE.  suite,  F.  suite,  OF  suite,  sieute  fr 
  suivre  to  follow  OF  sivre;  perhaps  influenced  by  L.  secta. 
  See  {Sue}  to  follow  and  cf  {Sect},  {Suite}.] 
  1.  The  act  of  following  or  pursuing,  as  game;  pursuit.  [Obs.] 
 
  2.  The  act  of  suing;  the  process  by  which  one  endeavors  to 
  gain  an  end  or  an  object;  an  attempt  to  attain  a  certain 
  result;  pursuit;  endeavor. 
 
  Thenceforth  the  suit  of  earthly  conquest  shone. 
  --Spenser. 
 
  3.  The  act  of  wooing  in  love;  the  solicitation  of  a  woman  in 
  marriage;  courtship. 
 
  Rebate  your  loves,  each  rival  suit  suspend,  Till 
  this  funereal  web  my  labors  end  --Pope. 
 
  4.  (Law)  The  attempt  to  gain  an  end  by  legal  process;  an 
  action  or  process  for  the  recovery  of  a  right  or  claim; 
  legal  application  to  a  court  for  justice;  prosecution  of 
  right  before  any  tribunal;  as  a  civil  suit;  a  criminal 
  suit;  a  suit  in  chancery. 
 
  I  arrest  thee  at  the  suit  of  Count  Orsino  --Shak. 
 
  In  England  the  several  suits,  or  remedial 
  instruments  of  justice,  are  distinguished  into  three 
  kinds  --  actions  personal,  real,  and  mixed. 
  --Blackstone. 
 
  5.  That  which  follows  as  a  retinue;  a  company  of  attendants 
  or  followers;  the  assembly  of  persons  who  attend  upon  a 
  prince,  magistrate,  or  other  person  of  distinction;  -- 
  often  written  suite,  and  pronounced  sw[=e]t. 
 
  6.  Things  that  follow  in  a  series  or  succession;  the 
  individual  objects,  collectively  considered,  which 
  constitute  a  series,  as  of  rooms  buildings,  compositions, 
  etc.;  --  often  written  suite,  and  pronounced  sw[=e]t. 
 
  7.  A  number  of  things  used  together,  and  generally  necessary 
  to  be  united  in  order  to  answer  their  purpose;  a  number  of 
  things  ordinarily  classed  or  used  together;  a  set  as  a 
  suit  of  curtains;  a  suit  of  armor;  a  suit  of  clothes. 
  ``Two  rogues  in  buckram  suits.''  --Shak. 
 
  8.  (Playing  Cards)  One  of  the  four  sets  of  cards  which 
  constitute  a  pack;  --  each  set  consisting  of  thirteen 
  cards  bearing  a  particular  emblem,  as  hearts,  spades, 
  cubs,  or  diamonds. 
 
  To  deal  and  shuffle,  to  divide  and  sort  Her  mingled 
  suits  and  sequences.  --Cowper. 
 
  9.  Regular  order  succession.  [Obs.] 
 
  Every  five  and  thirty  years  the  same  kind  and  suit 
  of  weather  comes  again  --Bacon. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Suit  \Suit\,  v.  i. 
  To  agree;  to  accord;  to  be  fitted;  to  correspond;  --  usually 
  followed  by  with  or  to 
 
  The  place  itself  was  suiting  to  his  care  --Dryden. 
 
  Give  me  not  an  office  That  suits  with  me  so  ill. 
  --Addison. 
 
  Syn:  To  agree;  accord;  comport;  tally;  correspond;  match; 
  answer. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Suit  \Suit\,  v.  t.  [imp.  &  p.  p.  {Suited};  p.  pr  &  vb  n. 
  {Suiting}.] 
  1.  To  fit  to  adapt;  to  make  proper  or  suitable;  as  to  suit 
  the  action  to  the  word  --Shak. 
 
  2.  To  be  fitted  to  to  accord  with  to  become  to  befit. 
 
  Ill  suits  his  cloth  the  praise  of  railing  well 
  --Dryden. 
 
  Raise  her  notes  to  that  sublime  degree  Which  suits 
  song  of  piety  and  thee.  --Prior. 
 
  3.  To  dress;  to  clothe.  [Obs.] 
 
  So  went  he  suited  to  his  watery  tomb.  --Shak. 
 
  4.  To  please;  to  make  content;  as  he  is  well  suited  with  his 
  place  to  suit  one's  taste. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Possessory  \Pos*sess"o*ry\,  a.  [L.  possessorius:  cf  F. 
  possessoire.] 
  Of  or  pertaining  to  possession,  either  as  a  fact  or  a  right 
  of  the  nature  of  possession;  as  a  possessory  interest;  a 
  possessory  lord. 
 
  {Possessory  action}  or  {suit}  (Law),  an  action  to  regain  or 
  obtain  possession  of  something  See  under  {Petitory}. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  suit 
  n  1:  a  set  of  garments  for  outerwear  all  of  the  same  fabric  and 
  color;  "they  buried  him  in  his  best  suit"  [syn:  {suit  of 
  clothes}] 
  2:  (law)  a  comprehensive  term  for  any  proceeding  in  a  court  of 
  law  whereby  an  individual  seeks  a  legal  remedy;  "the 
  family  brought  suit  against  the  landlord"  [syn:  {lawsuit}, 
  {case},  {cause},  {causa}] 
  3:  a  man's  courting  of  a  woman;  seeking  the  affections  of  a 
  woman  (usually  with  the  hope  of  marriage);  "its  was  a 
  brief  and  intense  courtship"  [syn:  {courtship},  {wooing}, 
  {courting}] 
  4:  a  petition  or  appeal  made  to  a  person  of  superior  status  or 
  rank  [syn:  {suing}] 
  5:  any  of  four  sets  of  13  cards  in  a  pack;  each  suit  has  its 
  own  symbol  and  color;  "a  flush  is  five  cards  in  the  same 
  suit";  "in  bridge  you  must  follow  suit";  "what  suit  is 
  trumps?" 
  v  1:  be  agreeable  or  acceptable  to  "This  suits  my  needs"  [syn:  {accommodate}, 
  {fit}] 
  2:  be  agreeable  or  acceptable;  "This  time  suits  me" 
  3:  accord  or  comport  with  [syn:  {befit},  {beseem}] 
  4:  enhance  the  appearance  of:  "Mourning  becomes  Electra";  "This 
  behavior  doesn't  suit  you!"  [syn:  {become}] 
 
  From  Jargon  File  (4.2.3,  23  NOV  2000)  [jargon]: 
 
  suit  n.  1.  Ugly  and  uncomfortable  `business  clothing'  often 
  worn  by  non-hackers.  Invariably  worn  with  a  `tie',  a  strangulation 
  device  that  partially  cuts  off  the  blood  supply  to  the  brain.  It  is 
  thought  that  this  explains  much  about  the  behavior  of  suit-wearers. 
  Compare  {droid}.  2.  A  person  who  habitually  wears  suits,  as  distinct 
  from  a  techie  or  hacker.  See  {pointy-haired},  {burble},  {management}, 
  {Stupids},  {SNAFU  principle},  {PHB},  and  {brain-damaged}. 
 
 
 
  From  The  Free  On-line  Dictionary  of  Computing  (13  Mar  01)  [foldoc]: 
 
  suit 
 
  1.  Ugly  and  uncomfortable  "business  clothing"  often  worn  by 
  non-hackers.  Invariably  worn  with  a  "tie",  a  strangulation 
  device  that  partially  cuts  off  the  blood  supply  to  the  brain. 
  It  is  thought  that  this  explains  much  about  the  behaviour  of 
  suit-wearers. 
 
  2.  A  person  who  habitually  wears  suits,  as  distinct  from  a 
  techie  or  hacker. 
 
  See  {loser},  {burble},  {management},  {Stupids},  {SNAFU 
  principle},  and  {brain-damaged}. 
 
  [{Jargon  File}] 
 
  (1998-07-01) 
 
 




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