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.