Definitions of petitioner

  1. someone who petitions a court for redress of a grievance or recovery of a right Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  2. one praying humbly for something; "a suppliant for her favors" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  3. One who presents a petition. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  4. 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.
  5. One who offers a petition or prayer. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  6. One who offers a petition. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  7. One who petitions. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  8. One who presents a petition to a court, officer, or legislative body. In legal proceedings begun by petition, the person against whom action or relief is prayed, or who opposes the prayer of the petition, Is called the "respondent." thelawdictionary.org