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suit

Definition of suit

Etymology

    From Anglo-Norman siute, from Old French sieute (modern suite), originally a participle adjective from vulgar Latin *sequita (for Classical Latin secuta), from Latin sequi (“to follow”), because the component garments "follow each other", i.e. are worn together.

Pronunciation

  • (UK) IPA: /suːt/, SAMPA: /su:t/
  • (US) IPA: /suːt/, /sjuːt/, SAMPA: /su:t/, sju:t/
  • Audio (US) [?]
  • Rhymes: -uːt

Noun

suit (plural suits)

  1. (law) The attempt to gain an end by legal process; a process instituted in a court of law for the recovery of a right or claim; a lawsuit.

    If you take my advice, you'll file suit against him immediately.

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