a man who courts or woos a woman.
Law. a petitioner or plaintiff.
a person who sues or petitions for anything.
Informal. an individual who seeks to buy a business.

1250–1300; Middle English s(e)utor, suitour < Anglo-French < Latin secūtor, equivalent to secū-, variant stem of sequī to follow + -tor -tor Unabridged
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suitor (ˈsuːtə, ˈsjuːt-)
1.  a man who courts a woman; wooer
2.  law a person who brings a suit in a court of law; plaintiff
3.  rare a person who makes a request or appeal for anything
[C13: from Anglo-Norman suter, from Latin secūtor follower, from sequī to follow]

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Example sentences
But both cities have sidled up to multiple potential suitors, only to find out
  they were trying to make another city jealous.
Those in developing countries find suitors that live in close proximity to
  them, which happen to be their cousins.
She had many suitors but rejected all offers of marriage.
But it lures overly ambitious suitors too high or deep, then brutalizes them.
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