suitor

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noun suit·or \ˈsü-tər\

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.

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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

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Definition of suitor for English Language Learners

  • : a man who wants to marry a particular woman

  • : a company that wants to take over another company


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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