Definitions of petitioner

  1. someone who petitions a court for redress of a grievance or recovery of a right Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  2. A person who initiates a lawsuit. A synonym for plaintiff, used almost universally in some states and in others for certain types of lawsuits, most commonly divorce and other family law cases.
  3. One who offers a petition. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  4. One who petitions. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.

Usage examples for petitioner

  1. The petitioner slowly left the house- murmuring to himself: " Forgive us our debts as we forgive our debtors." – The Lights and Shadows of Real Life by T.S. Arthur Edition: 10 Language: English
  2. There was something brisk, determined, and business- like in his manner, which made it seem very hopeless to Halfdan to appear before him as a petitioner – Tales From Two Hemispheres by Hjalmar Hjorth Boysen