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 quotations using this term, see Citations:suitor.
  2. (by extension) A person or organization that expresses an interest in working with, or taking over, another.
    • 2016, Gary D. McGugan, Three Weeks Less a Day (page 43)
      [] and Mortimer asserted he had no shortage of suitors ready, willing, and able to make acquisition loans []
  3. (law) A party to a suit or litigation.
  4. 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, New York, N.Y.: The Century Co., 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