petitor

[ pet-i-ter, puh-tahy-ter ]
/ ˈpɛt ɪ tər, pəˈtaɪ tər /

noun Obsolete.

a seeker; an applicant or candidate.

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Origin of petitor

1605–15; <Latin petītor, equivalent to petī-, variant stem of petere to seek + -tor-tor

OTHER WORDS FROM petitor

pet·i·to·ry [pet-i-tawr-e, -tohr-ee], /ˈpɛt ɪˌtɔr ɛ, -ˌtoʊr i/, adjective
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