suitor

noun suit·or \ ˈsü-tər \
|Updated on: 22 Jun 2018
1 : one that petitions or entreats
2 : a party to a suit at law
3 : one who courts a woman or seeks to marry her
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.

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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

SUITOR Defined for English Language Learners

suitor

  • : a man who wants to marry a particular woman

  • : a company that wants to take over another company


SUITOR Defined for Kids

suitor

noun suit·or \ ˈsü-tər \
: a man who tries to get a woman to marry him

Law Dictionary

suitor

noun suit·or \ ˈsü-tər \
1 : a party to a suit
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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