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To initiate a lawsuit or continue a legal proceeding for the recovery of a right; to prosecute, assert a legal claim, or bring action against a particular party.


verb appeal to the law, apply for, ask for relief, bring a legal action, bring an action, bring to justice, bring to the bar, claim, commence a suit, contest, entreat, file a legal claim, file suit, implore, initiate a civil action, inntitute a legal proceeding, institute process, legally pursue, litigate against, make appeal to, orare, petition, plead, preeer a claim, press a claim, pursue a claim, put on trial, seek by request, supplicate, take to court
Associated concepts: power to sue, right to sue, standing to sue
Foreign phrases: Nemo alieno nomine lege agere potest.No one can sue in the name of another.
See also: appeal, call, charge, claim, complain, demand, importune, litigate, prosecute

TO SUE. To prosecute or commence legal proceedings for the purpose of recovering a right.

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The Official attributed these strong results to the Treasury Department's ongoing efforts to increase collections, tackle tax evasion and enforce tax compliance through the collection of the SUT at the island's ports.
The DOM document was then serialized and ready to be forwarded to the SUT.
The Altairnano-powered Phoenix SUT will be featured in both the Phoenix booth as well as in the Ride & Drive event.
Those attending the party, who had the opportunity to get behind the wheel to test-drive the electric SUT, raved about the driving experience and the vehicle's overall performance.
We have seen pent up demand for prospect demonstrations of our SUT from fleet buyers, and we are now ready to start these.
The Phoenix all electric SUT is powered by a 100 kW UQM(R) electric propulsion system which produces over 400 ft-lbs of torque, accelerates the vehicle from 0 to 60 miles per hour in less than 10 seconds and operates at peak system efficiencies of over 94%.
Altairnano's nano-Titanate battery packs allow the Phoenix SUT to exceed all specifications for the State of California Type III ZEV.
The Honda SUT Concept is a next-generation truck concept that takes a clean slate approach to the light-duty truck segment by combining a roomy and practical SUV-style interior and a pickup-style cargo bed with traditional Honda strengths including refined styling, superior ergonomics, innovative design and world-class build quality.
The SUT is an ideal vehicle for fleets because it combines a large payload capability with the ability to carry 5 adults at freeway speeds, and deliver a driving range of 100+ miles.
The Honda SUT Concept is a next-generation truck concept designed to meet the changing tastes of consumers purchasing trucks to accommodate their active, outdoor-oriented lifestyles.
We are excited to feature the Altairnano-powered Phoenix SUT in AAA's Greenlight[TM] Initiative Showcase.
We first introduced the H2 SUT as a concept vehicle in Times Square with Arnold Schwarzenegger and Mayor Rudy Giuliani during the 2001 New York Auto Show," said Mike DiGiovanni, HUMMER general manager.