suitor


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suitor

noun appellant, applicant, claimant, litigant, litigator, party to a suit, petitioner, plaintiff, pleader, seeker, solicitor, suppliant, supplicant
See also: appellant, claimant, complainant, contender, contestant, litigant, party, plaintiff, special interest

SUITOR. One who is a party to a suit or action in court. One who is a party to an action. In its ancient sense, suitor meant one Who was bound to attend the county court, also, one who formed part of the secta. (q.v.)

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Her nets were so well laid that the luckless suitors were all caught, and succumbed to the test she applied to them without their knowledge.
When it became known that the old fox was dead, suitors presented themselves.
A few lawyers' clerks and others who know this suitor by sight linger on the chance of his furnishing some fun and enlivening the dismal weather a little.
Presently the suitor said he thought it was about time he was getting along.
This lady was so lovely and so rich that her fame had spread over all the world till "the four winds blow in from every coast renowned suitors.
I have now ascertained that it is public business,' returned the suitor, 'and I want to know'--and again repeated his monotonous inquiry.
The death of her father and mother and the rich acres of land that had come down to her had set a train of suitors on her heels.
Here came the suitors numbered according to their arrival, and they were ranged in rows, six in each row, and they were so tightly packed that they could not move their arms.
The wealth of the father and the beauty of the daughter led many neighbours as well as strangers to seek her for a wife; but he, as one might well be who had the disposal of so rich a jewel, was perplexed and unable to make up his mind to which of her countless suitors he should entrust her.
At length, tempest- tost, he himself arrives; he makes certain persons acquainted with him; he attacks the suitors with his own hand, and is himself preserved while he destroys them.
THE GODS IN COUNCIL--MIVERVA'S VISIT TO ITHACA--THE CHALLENGE FROM TELEMACHUS TO THE SUITORS.
For corruption: do not only bind thine own hands, or thy servants' hands, from taking, but bind the hands of suitors also, from offering.