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noun [countable] suit pronunciation in British English /suːt/
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  1. 1
    a set of clothes made from the same cloth, usually a jacket with trousers or a skirt

    Mitchell wore a suit and tie to the Christmas party.

    a double-breasted/pin-striped suit

  2. 2
    a claim or complaint that someone makes in a court of law

    an alimony suit

    file/bring a suit (against):

    The family filed a suit against the hospital for negligence.

  3. 3
    one of four sets of playing cards that together make a pack. Clubs, diamonds, hearts, and spades are the four suits.
  4. 4
    informal someone who works in an office and wears a suit, especially a senior manager who you dislike because they think only about the financial aspects of a business

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