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. One who attends a court as plaintiff, defendant, petitioner, appellant, witness, juror, or the like.

(01 Mar 1998)

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