Definitions for Petitionpəˈtɪʃ ən
This page provides all possible meanings and translations of the word Petition
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
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
Origin: [F. ptition, L. petitio, fr. petere, petitum, to beg, ask, seek; perh. akin to E. feather, or find.]
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.
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Rank popularity for the word 'Petition' in Written Corpus Frequency: #4451
Rank popularity for the word 'Petition' in Nouns Frequency: #2267
Sample Sentences & Example Usage
The Change.org petition and comments on the petition were not threatening.
I knew there was a petition pending, but it had been three weeks and I had heard nothing.
Not to attend at the door of the wealthy, and not to use the voice of petition?these constitute the best life of a man.
I, on behalf of civil society, filed the petition to save 26 heritage sites from construction of the Orange Line Train Project.
I haven't seen that petition distributed around the UCI class pages, and it seems like most of the signatures are from outside UCI.
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Translations for Petition
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- žádost, suplika, petice, návrhCzech
- Petition, EingabeGerman
- αιτούμαι, αναφορά, αίτησηGreek
- petskribo, peticioEsperanto
- adressi, anoa, hakemus, vetoomus, anomus, pyyntö, hakea, pyytääFinnish
- pétitionner, pétitionFrench
- tagairt, tagair, athchuingeScottish Gaelic
- 請願, 청원Korean
- verzoekschrift, petitieDutch
- abaixo-assinado, petiçãoPortuguese
- ходатайство, подавать, жалоба, ходатайствовать, прошение, петиция, заявление, податьRussian
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