suitor
Noun

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 9780195110326), 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.)
  2. (law) A party to a suit or litigation.
  3. One who sues, petitions, solicits, or entreats; a petitioner.
Translations Verb

suitor (suitors, present participle suitoring; past and past participle suitored)

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



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