suit


suit
suit suit [suːt, sjuːt ǁ suːt] noun
1. [countable] LAW a case brought to a court of law by a private person or company, not by the police or government; = LAWSUIT:

• Ms. Sobel filed a suit, claiming sex discrimination.

2. [countable] a set of clothes made from the same material and including a Jacket (= short coat) and trousers or a skirt
3. [countable usually plural] informal someone such as a manager working for a company that produces books, advertisements, or films, and who has to wear a suit when they are at work:

• He looks more like a copywriter than an account managing `suit'.

— compare creative2

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suit UK US /suːt/ noun [C]
(also lawsuit) LAW a problem or complaint taken for a decision to a court of law by a person or organization rather than by the police or the government: bring/file a suit »

They have brought a suit for damages against the company.

»

a civil/class-action/libel suit

file suit — Cf. file suit
a jacket and trousers or a jacket and skirt that are made from the same material: a business/pinstripe suit »

She wore a smart grey business suit to work.

[usually plural] INFORMAL an executive, especially in advertising, the film industry, etc., rather than a creative (= writer, artist, etc.) working in one of these industries: »

We'll leave the suits in the boardroom to worry about this.

Compare CREATIVE(Cf. ↑creative) noun

Financial and business terms. 2012.

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  • Suit — is a term with various meanings:*A lawsuit, an action brought before a court, as to recover a right or redress a grievance *Suit (clothing), a combination of formal clothing, such as a jacket and matching trousers *Environmental suit, a piece of… …   Wikipedia

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