suer

Someone who brings a legal complaint to a court is a suer. If you sue your next door neighbor for building a gazebo on your land, you are a suer.

When a person files a lawsuit against a company or another person, she sues, and can be described as a suer. The word is pronounced like sewer, though its meaning is completely different. The root of suer is the verb sue, which has its origins in the Latin word sequi, "to follow." Originally, to sue meant "to follow up in court."

Definitions of suer
  1. noun
    someone who petitions a court for redress of a grievance or recovery of a right
    synonyms: petitioner
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    type of:
    complainant, plaintiff
    a person who brings an action in a court of law
  2. noun
    a man who courts a woman
    “a suer for the hand of the princess”
    synonyms: suitor, wooer
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    types:
    prince charming
    a suitor who fulfills the dreams of his beloved
    type of:
    admirer, adorer
    someone who admires a young woman
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