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suitor

[ soo-ter ]
/ ˈsu tər /
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noun

a man who courts or woos a woman.
Law. a petitioner or plaintiff.
a person who sues or petitions for anything.
Informal. an individual who seeks to buy a business.

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Origin of suitor

1250–1300; Middle English s(e)utor, suitour<Anglo-French <Latin secūtor, equivalent to secū-, variant stem of sequī to follow + -tor-tor
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British Dictionary definitions for suitor

suitor
/ (ˈsuːtə, ˈsjuːt-) /

noun

a man who courts a woman; wooer
law a person who brings a suit in a court of law; plaintiff
rare a person who makes a request or appeal for anything

Word Origin for suitor

C13: from Anglo-Norman suter, from Latin secūtor follower, from sequī to follow
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