Pronunciation: swēt
n.1.The act of following or pursuing, as game; pursuit.
2.The act of suing; the process by which one endeavors to gain an end or an object; an attempt to attain a certain result; pursuit; endeavor.
3.The act of wooing in love; the solicitation of a woman in marriage; courtship.
4.(Law) The attempt to gain an end by legal process; an action or process for the recovery of a right or claim; legal application to a court for justice; prosecution of right before any tribunal; as, a civil suit; a criminal suit; a suit in chancery.
I arrest thee at the suit of Count Orsino.
- Shak.
5.That which follows as a retinue; a company of attendants or followers; the assembly of persons who attend upon a prince, magistrate, or other person of distinction; - often written suite, and pronounced swēt.
6.Things that follow in a series or succession; the individual objects, collectively considered, which constitute a series, as of rooms, buildings, compositions, etc.; - often written suite, and pronounced swēt.
7.A number of things used together, and generally necessary to be united in order to answer their purpose; a number of things ordinarily classed or used together; a set; as, a suit of curtains; a suit of armor; a suit of clothes; a three-piece business suit.
8.(Playing Cards) One of the four sets of cards which constitute a pack; - each set consisting of thirteen cards bearing a particular emblem, as hearts, spades, clubs, or diamonds; also, the members of each such suit held by a player in certain games, such as bridge; as, hearts were her long suit.
9.Regular order; succession.
10.Someone who dresses in a business suit, as contrasted with more informal attire;
Out of suits
having no correspondence.
Suit and service
(Feudal Law) the duty of feudatories to attend the courts of their lords or superiors in time of peace, and in war to follow them and do military service; - called also suit service.
- Shak.
Suit broker
one who made a trade of obtaining the suits of petitioners at court.
- Blackstone.
Suit court
(O. Eng. Law) the court in which tenants owe attendance to their lord.
Suit covenant
(O. Eng. Law) a covenant to sue at a certain court.
Suit custom
(Law) a service which is owed from time immemorial.
Suit service
(Feudal Law) See Suit and service, above.
To bring suit
a - (Law) To bring secta, followers or witnesses, to prove the plaintiff's demand.
b - In modern usage, to institute an action.
To follow suit
a - (Card Playing) See under Follow, v. t.
b - To mimic the action of another person; to perform an action similar to what has preceded; as, when she walked in, John left the room and his wife followed suit.
a - (Card Playing) the suit{8} of which a player has the largest number of cards in his hand; as, his long suit was clubs, but his partner insisted on making hearts trumps..
that quality or capability which is a person's best asset; as, we could see from the mess in his room that neatness was not his long suit.
b - same as long suit, (b).
- Bill Disbrow (basketball coach) 1998.
v. t.1.To fit; to adapt; to make proper or suitable; as, to suit the action to the word.
[imp. & p. p. Suited; p. pr. & vb. n. Suiting.]
2.To be fitted to; to accord with; to become; to befit.
3.To dress; to clothe.
4.To please; to make content; as, he is well suited with his place; to suit one's taste.
v. i.1.To agree; to accord; to be fitted; to correspond; - usually followed by with or to.
Noun1.Suitsuit - a comprehensive term for any proceeding in a court of law whereby an individual seeks a legal remedy; "the family brought suit against the landlord"
Synonyms: case, causa, lawsuit, cause
2.suit - a set of garments (usually including a jacket and trousers or skirt) for outerwear all of the same fabric and color; "they buried him in his best suit"
Synonyms: suit of clothes
3.suit - playing card in any of four sets of 13 cards in a pack; each set has its own symbol and color; "a flush is five cards in the same suit"; "in bridge you must follow suit"; "what suit is trumps?"
4.suit - a businessman dressed in a business suit; "all the suits care about is the bottom line"
5.suit - a man's courting of a woman; seeking the affections of a woman (usually with the hope of marriage); "its was a brief and intense courtship"
6.suit - a petition or appeal made to a person of superior status or rank
Verb1.suit - be agreeable or acceptable to; "This suits my needs"
Synonyms: accommodate, fit
2.suit - be agreeable or acceptable; "This time suits me"
3.suit - accord or comport with; "This kind of behavior does not suit a young woman!"
Synonyms: befit, beseem
4.suit - enhance the appearance of; "Mourning becomes Electra"; "This behavior doesn't suit you!"
Synonyms: become

SUIT. An action. The word suit in the 25th section of the judiciary act of 1789, applies to any proceeding in a court of justice, in which the plaintiff pursues, in such court, the remedy which the law affords him. An application for a prohibition is therefore a suit. 2 Pet. 449. According to the code of practice of Louisiana, art. 96, a suit is a real, personal or mixed demand, made before a competent judge, by which the parties pray to obtain their rights, and a decision of their disputes. In that acceptation, the words suit, process and cause, are in that state almost synonymous. Vide Secta, and Steph. Pl. 427; 3 Bl. Com. 395; Gilb. C. P. 48; 1 Chit. Pl. 399; Wood's Civ. Law, b. 4, c. p. 315; 4 Mass. 263; 18 John. 14; 4 Watts, R. 154; 3 Story, Const. Sec. 1719. In its most extended sense, the word suit, includes not only a civil action, but also a criminal prosecution, as indictment, information, and a conviction by a magistrate. Ham. N. P. 270.

1.suit - Ugly and uncomfortable "business clothing" often worn by non-hackers. Invariably worn with a "tie", a strangulation device that partially cuts off the blood supply to the brain. It is thought that this explains much about the behaviour of suit-wearers.
2.suit - A person who habitually wears suits, as distinct from a techie or hacker.

See loser, burble, management, Stupids, SNAFU principle, and brain-damaged.
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Suit service
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