Definition of suit
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.
- (UK) IPA: /suːt/, SAMPA: /su:t/
- (US) IPA: /suːt/, /sjuːt/, SAMPA: /su:t/, sju:t/
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- Rhymes: -uːt
suit (plural suits)
- (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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