I'm trying to find an alternative for "marriage seeker"; ie, someone who asks for the other's hand in marriage.
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Question: Is there a better alternative for “marriage seeker”?
Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary, (1913), s.v Courter:
- One who courts; one who plays the lover, or who solicits in marriage; one who flatters and cajoles.
Wordnet 3.6, s.v. Suitor
- A man who courts a woman; "a suer for the hand of the princess".
Wordnet 3.6 s.v. Inamorato: "1. A male lover."
Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary, 1913, s.v. inamorato
1. A man with whom you are in love or have an intimate relationship.
Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary, 1913 s.v. Fiance: " 1. A betrothed man."
Wordnet 3.6 s.v. Fiance: "A man who is engaged to be married."
Use in a sentence: He was her courter, suitor, inamorato, or fiancé; she was indecisive on the matter, the exactness of their relationship.