1. One who sues, petitions, or entreats; a petitioner; an applicant.
She hath been a suitor to me for her brother. --Shak.
2. Especially, one who solicits a woman in marriage; a wooer; a lover.
3. (a) Law One who sues or prosecutes a demand in court; a party to a suit, as a plaintiff, petitioner, etc. (b) O. Eng. Law One who attends a court as plaintiff, defendant, petitioner, appellant, witness, juror, or the like.
n : a man who courts a woman; "a suer for the hand of the
princess" [syn: suer, wooer]