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v. sued, su·ing, sues
1. Law To initiate or pursue legal proceedings against (another party).
2. Archaic To court; woo.
3. Obsolete To make a petition to; appeal to; beseech.
1. Law To initiate or pursue legal proceedings; bring suit.
2. To make an appeal or entreaty: "When you have gone too far to recede, do not sue to me for leniency" (Charles Dickens).
3. Archaic To pursue a courtship; woo.

[Middle English sewen, from Anglo-Norman suer, from Vulgar Latin *sequere, to follow, from Latin sequī; see sekw- in Indo-European roots.]

su′er n.
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.suer - a man who courts a womansuer - a man who courts a woman; "a suer for the hand of the princess"
adorer, admirer - someone who admires a young woman; "she had many admirers"
prince charming - a suitor who fulfills the dreams of his beloved
2.suer - someone who petitions a court for redress of a grievance or recovery of a right
complainant, plaintiff - a person who brings an action in a court of law
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The war was fought in the Suai area, where Suri Liurai of Wehali was killed and beheaded.
Kurosawa, "Disruption of the gene encoding restriction endonuclease SuaI and development of a host-vector system for the thermoacidophilic archaeon Sulfolobus acidocaldarius," Extremophiles, vol.
(22) The most well-known example of a person in this situation was Juliana dos Santos, kidnapped as a 'war prize' at age 16 by Igidio Mnanek, the deputy leader of the notorious Laksaur militia after a massacre in the Suai church.
Bere was arrested after crossing into East Timor on August 8, five years after being indicted for his role in a string of human rights violations including the 1999 Suai church massacre in which up to 200 people were killed.
During 1999, Maternus Bere was the Suai commander of the Laksaur Militia, which is believed to have killed more than 30 unarmed civilians and three priests in Suai Church.
Bere was detained about five years after being indicted in 2003 for his role in the Suai church massacre in which up to 200 people were killed.
(104) The accused were each members of the Laksaur militia, which operated in Covalima District and around Suai near the border with Indonesian West Timor.
(9) Four District courts were established in Dili, Baucau, Suai and Oecusse.
Then catastrophe struck in the southwestern town of Suai. As Indonesian troops approached, some 2,000 people took refuge inside Ave Maria Church.