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SUITOR, noun One that sues or prosecutes a demand of right in law, as a plaintiff, petitioner or appellant.

1. One who attends a court, whether plaintiff, defendant, petitioner, appellant, witness, juror and the like. These, in legal phraseology, are all included in the word suitors.

2. A petitioner; an applicant.

She hath been a suitor to me for her brother.

3. One who solicits a woman in marriage; a wooer; a lover.