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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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It certainly does explain the way Saura, Fons and Cuadrado chose to resolve the conflict simmering among the three aging gunmen in the desert heat.
Catalan artist Regina Saura incorporates fragments of handwritten and collaged text into her vibrant mixed media paintings.
Now, after many years of gestation and development, Saura and his virtuoso design team (cinematographer Vittorio Storaro and art director Pierre-Louis Thevenet) have tackled the subject of Francisco de Goya, whom the filmmaker considers Spain's greatest painter.
In addition to Uribe and Saura, these include Adolfo Aristarain ("Un lugar en el mundo") and Jorge Polaco ("Siempre es dificil volver a casa") from Argentina; Rebecca Horn ("Buster's Bedroom") from Canada; Ricardo Lorrain ("La frontera") from Chile, and Sergio Cabrera ("Tecnicas de duelo") from Columbia.
Saura to senior vice president and deputy general counsel.
Bedoui a indique qu'il etait [beaucoup moins que] totalement persuade que le peuple francais aura le courage et la volonte pour surmonter ces difficiles et penibles moments et que la communaute internationale saura s'inscrire dans une conjugaison d'efforts afin de combattre sans cesse ses actions horribles et cruelles [beaucoup plus grand que].
Le jour ou personne ne saura vraiment qui est le president, ce sera le jour ou on saura que les choses vont bien.
On en saura certainement davantage au cours des prochains jours.
Heading the stone service, consultant, Saura Jyoti Basu, said: "This unified service ensures care closer to home for our patients.
The 15 members of the Chasi Mulia Adivasi Sangh to be released are Rupuni Sereka, Minyaka Sandal, Maniyaka Jama, Saura Kartasiya, Nachika Subba, Vadeka Dibba, Rabi Tadingi, Dhana Hantal, Dora Hantal, Ramesh Nachika, Huluku Kesaba, Ina Tadingi, Rupana Huluka, Argu Sereka and Bijay Tadingi.
Jay Lee et Trevor Schuler ont mis en place une liste exceptionnelle de conferenciers et un programme approfondi qui saura vous distraire de la beaute glorieuse et naturelle de Banff
The internationally acclaimed Spanish filmmaker Carlos Saura has directed nearly forty feature films, working in tandem with Vittorio Storaro for five of them.