to make suppliant requests of (someone for something)
archaic to pay court (to)
[C13: via Anglo-Norman from Old French sivre, from Latin sequī to follow]
Sue (French sy)
Eugène (øʒɛn). original name Marie-Joseph Sue. 1804--57, French novelist, whose works, notably Les mystères de Paris (1842--43) and Le juif errant (1844--45), were among the first to reflect the impact of the industrial revolution on France
c.1200, "continue, persevere," from Anglo-Fr. suer "follow after, continue," from O.Fr. sivre, later suivre "pursue, follow after," from V.L. *sequere "follow," from L. sequi "follow" (see sequel). Sense of "start a lawsuit against" first recorded c.1300, on notion of "following
up" a matter in court. Sometimes aphetic for ensue or pursue.
The system language used to write an operating system for the IBM 360. It is a cross between Pascal and XPL. It allows type checked separate compilation of internal procedures using a program library. ["The System Language for Project Sue", B.L. Clark e al, SIGPLAN Notices 6(9):79-88 (Oct 1971)]. (1994-12-01)