Suit"or (?), n.

1.

One who sues, petitions, or entreats; a petitioner; an applicant.

She hath been a suitor to me for her brother. Shak.

2.

Especially, one who solicits a woman in marriage; a wooer; a lover.

Sir P. Sidney.

3. (a) Law

One who sues or prosecutes a demand in court; a party to a suit, as a plaintiff, petitioner, etc.

(b) O. Eng.Law

One who attends a court as plaintiff, defendant, petitioner, appellant, witness, juror, or the like.

 

© Webster 1913.

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