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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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According to the counsel, the father is withholding his blessings because the suitor has no regard for him.
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The Flemish panel, dated around 1520 and painted by Antwerp Mannerist Jan de Beer, depicts the unusual Nativity at Night on one side and on the other the Apocryphal tale of Joseph and the Suitors.
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