suitor

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Etymology[edit]

From Middle English sutour, from Anglo-Norman suytour, seuter, from Late Latin secutor (follower, pursuer).

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Noun[edit]

suitor (plural suitors)

  1. One who pursues someone, especially a woman, for marriage; a wooer; one who courts someone.
    • 1999, Martha Craven Nussbaum, Sex and Social Justice (→ISBN), page 316:
      (Notice that "Lysias" begins from the realistic assumption that an attractive young man with many suitors will "gratify" one of them, the only question being which. Rightly or wrongly, he treats the question, "Shall I at all?" as already resolved.)
    • For more examples of usage of this term, see Citations:suitor.
  2. (law) A party to a suit or litigation.
  3. One who sues, petitions, solicits, or entreats; a petitioner.

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Verb[edit]

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[edit]

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

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Latin[edit]

Verb[edit]

suitor

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