Definitions for Petitionpəˈtɪʃ ən
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Random House Webster's College Dictionary
a formally drawn request, often signed by those endorsing it, that is addressed to a person or group of persons in authority, soliciting some favor, right, or other benefit.
a respectful or humble request, as to a superior; a supplication or prayer.
something sought by request or entreaty.
Law. an application for a court order or for some judicial action.
(v.t.)to address a formal petition to (a sovereign, a legislature, etc.).
to ask by petition for (something).
to beg for or request.
(v.i.)to present a petition.
to make a request or entreaty.
Origin of petition:
1300–50; ME peticioun (< AF, MF) < L petītiō a seeking out
request, petition, postulation(noun)
a formal message requesting something that is submitted to an authority
prayer, petition, orison(verb)
reverent petition to a deity
write a petition for something to somebody; request formally and in writing
Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary
a document signed by a lot of people to show they want or support sth
They signed a petition asking for an end to the war.
to ask for sth to be done by presenting a petition to the people who can do it
They are petitioning for funding for the project.
A formal, written request made to an official person or organized body, often containing many signatures.
A compilation of signatures built in order to exert moral authority in support of a specific cause.
A formal written request for judicial action.
To make a request, commonly in written form.
Origin: from peticiun, from stem of petitio, from peto
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
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
to make a prayer or request to; to ask from; to solicit; to entreat; especially, to make a formal written supplication, or application to, as to any branch of the government; as, to petition the court; to petition the governor
to make a petition or solicitation
A petition is a request to do something, most commonly addressed to a government official or public entity. Petitions to a deity are a form of prayer. In the colloquial sense, a petition is a document addressed to some official and signed by numerous individuals. A petition may be oral rather than written, and in this era may be transmitted via the Internet.
Translations for Petition
Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary
a formal request made to someone in authority and usually signed by a large number of people.
- petiçãoPortuguese (BR)
- das GesuchGerman
- επίσημη αίτησηGreek
- petición, instanciaSpanish
- دادخواست؛ عریضهFarsi
- peticija, podnesakCroatian
- kérvény, kérelem, petícióHungarian
- formleg beiðni; bænarskráIcelandic
- peticija, prašymasLithuanian
- anmodning, underskriftskampanjeNorwegian
- دادخواست؛ عریضهPersian
- غوښتنه، خواست، عرض، غوښتل، خواست ، كول، سوال كول، بهانه كولPashto
- 請求，請願書Chinese (Trad.)
- прохання, благанняUkrainian
- پٹيشن، عرضيUrdu
- 请求，请愿书Chinese (Simp.)
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