from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. Someone (especially a man) who is considered to be a good choice for marriage, because of wealth, status etc.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A person considered with reference to his means or position as related to marriage: as, a good parti (French un bon parti), a good match in regard to pecuniary and social status.
From French parti. (Wiktionary)