The law operates to bring together the desirer and the object that aroused the desire.
The flesh or sensitive part is the first desirer, though it be sin no further than it is voluntary.
He is often a desirer of learning, which once arrived at, proves his strongest armour.
early 13c., from Old French desirrer (12c.) "wish, desire, long for," from Latin desiderare "long for, wish for; demand, expect," original sense perhaps "await what the stars will bring," from the phrase de sidere "from the stars," from sidus (genitive sideris) "heavenly body, star, constellation" (but see consider). Related: Desired; desiring.
c.1300, from Old French desir, from desirer (see desire (v.)); sense of "lust" is first recorded mid-14c.