sue


sue
To prosecute; to make legal claim; to seek for in law. The word appears to be properly applicable to civil actions and suits and to criminal prosecutions as well. Bacon says, "An indictment is defined as an accusation at the suit of the king." See United States v Moore (CC NH) 11 F 248, 251. See covenant not to sue; put in suit.

Ballentine's law dictionary. . 1998.

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