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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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A partir desses trabalhos iniciais, desenvolveu-se um crescente interesse no mundo cientifico com relacao a melhoria das caracteristicas das camadas de conversao a base de sais de cromo trivalente, uma vez que nao sao consideradas toxicas ao homem e nem ao meio ambiente.
The meeting also reviewed the report prepared about the activity of the committees formed in the SAIs last year.
Rhyfedd o fyd - mae'n cymryd Sais i fod 'r gyts i ddefnyddio talpiau o Gymraeg mewn nofel Saesneg.
I am delighted to join SAIS and look forward to contributing to deepening our understanding of, and seeking policy solutions for, the serious challenges that we face in Afghanistan, Pakistan and Central and South Asia," the former envoy said.
Isto pode ser verificado por meio do teste de alongamento, que foi superior para os couros curtidos com Clarotan-x8[R] (70,28%), porem nao diferiu significativamente dos couros curtidos com sais de cromo (62,85%) (Tabela 1).
Je Sais Cuisiner, which features recipes from Henry Harris, Franck Raymond and Pascal Aussignac, was first published in 1932 and is currently still in print, having sold over 6m copies in France.
In a new audiotape posted on the Web, Osama bin Laden's deputy on Tuesday sais President Barack Obama's upcoming speech to the Islamic world in Egypt will not change the "bloody messages" the American army is sending Muslims in Iraq and Afghanistan.
One could say that Eggleston's work has a certain je ne sais quoi, an "irreducible" quality that John Szarkowski identifies in his introduction to the influential William Eggleston's Guide (1976).
Just beforehand she had performed Je Ne Sais Pas Pourquoi with a touch of ballet, wearing a beautiful green Ed Meadham dress.
By setting internationally accepted standards and guidelines for the work of SAIs that are independent of their governments, INTOSAI is, ultimately, making a major contribution to the democratic development of nations, the strengthening of parliaments, enhanced government accountability, and the executive's best possible use of public funds for the benefit of citizens.
I believe the time has come for a debate on how the SAIs can be integrated into an overall audit strategy (for) auditing EU funds.
The problem is that there are nearly 30 school systems that have used different software vendors to design computer programs to implement the SAIS and there are problems making the data connect properly.