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Webster 1913 Edition


Suitor

Suit′or

,
Noun.
1.
One who sues, petitions, or entreats; a petitioner; an applicant.
She hath been a
suitor
to me for her brother.
Shakespeare
2.
Especially, one who solicits a woman in marriage; a wooer; a lover.
Sir P. Sidney.
3.
(a)
(Law)
One who sues or prosecutes a demand in court; a party to a suit, as a plaintiff, petitioner, etc.
(b)
(O. Eng. Law)
One who attends a court as plaintiff, defendant, petitioner, appellant, witness, juror, or the like.

Webster 1828 Edition


Suitor

SUITOR

,
Noun.
One that sues or prosecutes a demand of right in law, as a plaintiff, petitioner or appellant.
1.
One who attends a court, whether plaintiff, defendant, petitioner, appellant, witness, juror and the like. These, in legal phraseology, are all included in the word suitors.
2.
A petitioner; an applicant.
She hath been a suitor to me for her brother.
3.
One who solicits a woman in marriage; a wooer; a lover.

Definition 2023


suitor

suitor

English

Alternative forms

Noun

suitor (plural suitors)

  1. (law) A party to a suit or litigation.
  2. One who sues, petitions, solicits, or entreats; a petitioner.
  3. One who sues for the hand of a woman in marriage; a wooer; one who courts a mistress.

Translations

Verb

suitor (third-person singular simple present suitors, present participle suitoring, simple past and past participle suitored)

  1. To play the suitor; to woo; to make love.

References

  • suitor in The Century Dictionary, The Century Co., New York, 1911

Latin

Verb

suitor

  1. second-person singular future passive imperative of suō
  2. third-person singular future passive imperative of suō