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From Middle English sutour, from Anglo-Norman suytour, seuter, from Late Latin secutor (follower, pursuer).

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Noun edit

suitor (plural suitors)

  1. One who pursues someone, especially a woman, for a romantic relationship or marriage; a wooer; one who falls in love with or courts someone.
    • 1999, Martha Craven Nussbaum, Sex and Social Justice, →ISBN, page 316:
      (Notice that "Lysias" begins from the realistic assumption that an attractive young man with many suitors will "gratify" one of them, the only question being which. Rightly or wrongly, he treats the question, "Shall I at all?" as already resolved.)
    • For more quotations using this term, see Citations:suitor.
  2. (by extension) A person or organization that expresses an interest in working with, or taking over, another.
    • 2016, Gary D. McGugan, Three Weeks Less a Day, page 43:
      [] and Mortimer asserted he had no shortage of suitors ready, willing, and able to make acquisition loans []
    • 2023 September 21, Silas Brown, Dinesh Nair, Swetha Gopinath, “Blackstone, Permira Explore Bid for eBay-Backed Adevinta”, in Bloomberg.com[1]:
      The Betaville blog wrote earlier this week about market speculation that Adevinta was attracting takeover interest, without naming the suitors.
  3. (law) A party to a suit or litigation.
  4. One who sues, petitions, solicits, or entreats; a petitioner.

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Verb edit

suitor (third-person singular simple present suitors, present participle suitoring, simple past and past participle suitored)

  1. To play the suitor; to woo; to make love.

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Romanian edit

Etymology edit

From sui +‎ -tor.

Adjective edit

suitor m or n (feminine singular suitoare, masculine plural suitori, feminine and neuter plural suitoare)

  1. skylark (Alauda arvensis)

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suitor m (plural suitori)

  1. Alauda arvensis

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References edit

  • suitor in Academia Română, Micul dicționar academic, ediția a II-a, Bucharest: Univers Enciclopedic, 2010. →ISBN