Sue

Definition of Sue

v. t.1.To follow up; to chase; to seek after; to endeavor to win; to woo.
[imp. & p. p. Sued ; p. pr. & vb. n. Suing .]
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) To seek justice or right from, by legal process; to institute process in law against; to bring an action against; to prosecute judicially.
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.
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.
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.
Cæsar 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.
4.(Naut.) To be left high and dry on the shore, as a ship.

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