Suit"or (?), n.
One who sues, petitions, or entreats; a petitioner; an applicant.
She hath been a suitor to me for her brother.
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.