—v.t. 1. to institute a process in law against; bring a civil action against: to sue someone for damages. 2. to woo or court.
3. Obs.to make petition or appeal to.
—v.i. 1. to institute legal proceedings, or bring suit: She threatened to sue. 2. to make petition or appeal: to sue for peace. 3. to court a woman.
4. sue out,to make application for or apply for and obtain (a writ or the like) from a court of law.
(sOO; Fr. sy), —n. 1. Eu•gène Pronunciation: (œ-zhen'),[key](Marie Joseph Sue), 1804–57, French novelist.
2. a female given name, form of Susan, Susanna, Susannah.