Sue, Eugene Sue(verb)
French writer whose novels described the sordid side of city life (1804-1857)
action, sue, litigate, process(verb)
institute legal proceedings against; file a suit against
"He was warned that the district attorney would process him"; "She actioned the company for discrimination"
To file a legal action against someone, generally a non-criminal action.
To seek by request; to make application; to petition; to entreat; to plead.
A diminutive of Susan and of related female given names; popular as a middle name.
Origin: From suer, siwer et al., sivre ( > French suivre), from *, from sequi.
to follow up; to chase; to seek after; to endeavor to win; to woo
to seek justice or right from, by legal process; to institute process in law against; to bring an action against; to prosecute judicially
to proceed with, as an action, and follow it up to its proper termination; to gain by legal process
to clean, as the beak; -- said of a hawk
to leave high and dry on shore; as, to sue a ship
to seek by request; to make application; to petition; to entreat; to plead
to prosecute; to make legal claim; to seek (for something) in law; as, to sue for damages
to woo; to pay addresses as a lover
to be left high and dry on the shore, as a ship
Origin: [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.]
"Sue" is the nickname given to FMNH PR 2081, which is the largest, most extensive and best preserved Tyrannosaurus rex specimen ever found. It has a length of 12.9 metres, stands 4.3 metres tall at the hips, and is estimated to have weighed more than 7 short tons when alive. It was discovered in the summer of 1990 by Sue Hendrickson, a paleontologist, and was named after her. After ownership disputes were settled, the fossil was auctioned in October 1997 for US$7.6 million, the highest amount ever paid for a dinosaur fossil, and is now a permanent feature at the Field Museum of Natural History in Chicago, Illinois.
Chambers 20th Century Dictionary
sū, v.t. to prosecute at law: to seek after, to try to win.—v.i. to make legal claim: to make application: to entreat: to demand (with for).—Sued, (naut.) to be left high and dry.—n. Sū′ing, the act of bringing a legal suit: wooing.—Sue out, to petition for and take out. [M. E. suen—O. Fr. sevre, suir (Fr. suivre)—L. sequi, secutus, to follow.]
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Rank popularity for the word 'SUE' in Written Corpus Frequency: #1730
Rank popularity for the word 'SUE' in Verbs Frequency: #835
The numerical value of SUE in Chaldean Numerology is: 5
The numerical value of SUE in Pythagorean Numerology is: 9
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- nostaa kanneFinnish
- tagairScottish Gaelic
- citare in giudizio, fare causaItalian
- demandar, processarPortuguese
- [[подава́ть]] в [[суд]], [[предъявля́ть]] [[иск]], [[пресле́довать]] в [[судебный, суди́тьсяRussian
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