Definition of sue
From Anglo-Norman suer, siwer et al., Old French sivre (“follow after”) ( > French suivre), from Vulgar Latin *sequere (“follow”), from Latin sequi.
sue (third-person singular simple present sues, present participle suing, simple past and past participle sued)
- (obsolete, transitive) To follow.
- (transitive) To file a legal action against someone, generally a non-criminal action.
- (transitive) To seek by request; to make application; to petition; to entreat; to plead.
- (obsolete, transitive) To court.
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