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index impeach, litigate, prosecute (charge), sue

Burton's Legal Thesaurus. . 2006

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  • Prefer — Pre*fer , v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Preferred}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Preferring}.] [F. pr[ e]f[ e]rer, L. praeferre; prae before + ferre to bear or carry. See 1st {Bear}.] 1. To carry or bring (something) forward, or before one; hence, to bring for… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • prefer charges — Synonyms and related words: accuse, allege, arraign, article, book, bring accusation, bring charges, bring to book, charge, cite, complain, denounce, denunciate, fasten on, fasten upon, file a claim, finger, hang something on, have up, impeach,… …   Moby Thesaurus

  • Brienne claim to the Kingdom of Jerusalem — Hugh, Count of Brienne claimed the regency of Jerusalem (and, indirectly, a place in the succession) in 1264 as senior heir of Hugh I of Cyprus and Alice of Jerusalem, being the son of their eldest daughter, but was passed over by the Haute Cour… …   Wikipedia

  • offer — vb Offer, proffer, tender, present, prefer can all mean to lay, set, or put something before another for acceptance. Offer, the most common of these words, frequently implies a putting before one something which may be accepted or rejected {there …   New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • Lawsuit — (Roget s Thesaurus) < N PARAG:Lawsuit >N GRP: N 1 Sgm: N 1 lawsuit lawsuit suit action cause Sgm: N 1 litigation litigation Sgm: N 1 suit in law suit in law Sgm: N 1 dispute dispute &c. 713 GRP …   English dictionary for students

  • prosecute — pros·e·cute / prä si ˌkyüt/ vb cut·ed, cut·ing [Latin prosecutus, past participle of prosequi to pursue] vt 1: to institute and carry forward legal action against for redress or esp. punishment of a crime 2: to institute and carry on a lawsuit… …   Law dictionary

  • sue — vb sued, su·ing [Anglo French suer suire, literally, to follow, pursue, from Old French sivre, ultimately from Latin sequi to follow] vt: to bring an action against: seek justice from by legal process vi: to bring an action in court Merriam… …   Law dictionary

  • pre|fer´rer — pre|fer «prih FUR», verb, ferred, fer|ring. –v.t. 1. to like better; choose rather: »She prefers reading to sewing. He prefers golf as a sport, but I prefer to swim rather than golf. My students preferred fiction over history. We would prefer… …   Useful english dictionary

  • pre|fer — «prih FUR», verb, ferred, fer|ring. –v.t. 1. to like better; choose rather: »She prefers reading to sewing. He prefers golf as a sport, but I prefer to swim rather than golf. My students preferred fiction over history. We would prefer that they… …   Useful english dictionary

  • impeach — im·peach /im pēch/ vt [Anglo French empecher, from Old French empeechier to hinder, from Late Latin impedicare to fetter, from Latin in + pedica fetter, from ped pes foot] 1: to charge with a crime or misconduct; specif: to charge (a public… …   Law dictionary

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