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Definitions of petition

  1. To present a petition; request. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  2. To solicit; entreat. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  3. To present a petition to: to supplicate. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  4. To make a petition or solicitation. Webster Dictionary DB
  5. To make a request to; to solicit. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  6. To solicit earnestly; to supplicate. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  7. reverent petition to a deity Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  8. A prayer; a supplication; an imploration; an entreaty; especially, a request of a solemn or formal kind; a prayer to the Supreme Being, or to a person of superior power, rank, or authority; also, a single clause in such a prayer. Webster Dictionary DB
  9. A formal written request addressed to an official person, or to an organized body, having power to grant it; specifically (Law), a supplication to government, in either of its branches, for the granting of a particular grace or right; -- in distinction from a memorial, which calls certain facts to mind; also, the written document. Webster Dictionary DB
  10. A formal written request made to a court, asking for an order or ruling on a particular matter. For example, if you want to be appointed conservator for an elderly relative, you must file a petition with a court. See also complaint.
  11. An earnest request; a formal request; a paper containing a written request. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  12. Petitioner. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  13. A request: a prayer: a supplication. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  14. Request; prayer. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  15. A prayer or formal request. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  16. A request or prayer; a formal supplication from an inferior to a superior; the paper containing a supplication or solicitation. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  17. An asking or seeking; a solemn or formal solicitation made by one party to another; a paper or document containing a written request or supplication; a prayer, or a part of one, addressed to God; an earnest entreaty. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.

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Usage examples for petition

  1. I joined in a petition to the Senate of London University, praying that degrees might be granted to women; but it was rejected. – Personal Recollections, from Early Life to Old Age, of Mary Somerville by Mary Somerville
  2. 4. Aug. 5. 1643. The Petition of the distressed Professours in Ireland for Ministers. – The-Acts-Of-The-General-Assemblies-of-the-Church-of-Scotland by Church of Scotland. General Assembly
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