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suitor

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noun suit·or \ˈsü-tər\

Simple Definition of suitor

  • : a man who wants to marry a particular woman

  • : a company that wants to take over another company

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of suitor

  1. 1 :  one that petitions or entreats

  2. 2 :  a party to a suit at law

  3. 3 :  one who courts a woman or seeks to marry her

  4. 4 :  one who seeks to take over a business

Examples of suitor in a sentence

  1. He was her most persistent suitor, and she eventually agreed to marry him.

  2. An unwanted suitor is buying up the company's stock.



Origin and Etymology of suitor

Middle English sutour, suytour, follower, petitioner, from Anglo-French siuter, suytour, from Latin secutor follower, from sequi to follow — more at sue


First Known Use: 15th century


SUITOR Defined for Kids

suitor

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noun suit·or \ˈsü-tər\

Definition of suitor for Students

  1. :  a man who tries to get a woman to marry him




Law Dictionary

suitor

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noun suit·or \ˈsü-tər\

Legal Definition of suitor

  1. 1 :  a party to a suit

  2. 2 :  one that seeks to take over a business <approved the merger before the suitor obtained a 10% stake — Wall Street Journal>





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