petitioner


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pe·ti·tion

 (pə-tĭsh′ən)
n.
1. A solemn supplication or request, especially to a superior authority; an entreaty.
2. A formal written document requesting a right or benefit from a person or group in authority.
3. Law
a. A formal written application seeking a court's intervention and action on a matter: a petition for review of a previous court's decision.
b. A pleading initiating a legal case in some civil courts: a bankruptcy petition.
4. Something requested or entreated: granted our petition.
v. pe·ti·tioned, pe·ti·tion·ing, pe·ti·tions
v.tr.
1. To address a petition to: petitioned the king for a pardon.
2. To ask for by petition; request formally: petitioned that the sentence be reduced.
v.intr.
To make a request, especially formally: petitioned for retrial.

[Middle English peticion, from Old French petition, from Latin petītiō, petītiōn-, from petītus, past participle of petere, to request; see pet- in Indo-European roots.]

pe·ti′tion·ar′y (pə-tĭsh′ə-nĕr′ē) adj.
pe·ti′tion·er n.

petitioner

(pɪˈtɪʃənə)
n
1. (Law) a person who presents a petition
2. (Law) chiefly Brit the plaintiff in a divorce suit
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.petitioner - one praying humbly for something; "a suppliant for her favors"
applicant, applier - a person who requests or seeks something such as assistance or employment or admission
besieger - an energetic petitioner
postulant - one submitting a request or application especially one seeking admission into a religious order
canvasser, solicitor - a petitioner who solicits contributions or trade or votes
2.petitioner - someone who petitions a court for redress of a grievance or recovery of a right
complainant, plaintiff - a person who brings an action in a court of law

petitioner

noun
1. One that asks a higher authority for something, as a favor or redress:
2. A person who applies for or seeks something, such as a job or position:
Translations
مُقَدِّم العَريضَه او الإلْتِماس
žadatel
ansøger
kérelmezõ
beiîandi
dilekçe veren kişi

petitioner

[pəˈtɪʃnəʳ] N (gen) → peticionario/a m/f (Jur) → demandante mf

petitioner

nBittsteller(in) m(f); (Jur) → Kläger(in) m(f)

petition

(pəˈtiʃən) noun
a formal request made to someone in authority and usually signed by a large number of people.
verb
to make such a request. They petitioned the government for the release of the prisoners.
peˈtitioner noun
References in classic literature ?
In our condition of universal dependence it seems heroic to let the petitioner be the judge of his necessity, and to give all that is asked, though at great inconvenience.
You know, sir," says Blifil, "I never disobeyed you; but I am sorry I mentioned it, since it may now look like revenge, whereas, I thank Heaven, no such motive ever entered my heart; and if you oblige me to discover it, I must be his petitioner to you for your forgiveness.
The petitioner, the widow of a staff captain Kalinin, came with a request impossible and unreasonable; but Stepan Arkadyevitch, as he generally did, made her sit down, heard her to the end attentively without interrupting her, and gave her detailed advice as to how and to whom to apply, and even wrote her, in his large, sprawling, good and legible hand, a confident and fluent little note to a personage who might be of use to her.
 "No," replied the petitioner, "I wish you to create something that
No ceremony between us, my dear monsieur le cardinal," said Louis kindly: "I am your pupil, and not the king, you know very well, and this evening in particular, as I come to you as a petitioner, as a solicitor, and one very humble, and desirous to be kindly received, too.
said the kneeling Number Three: his fingers ever wandering over and over those fine nerves, with a strikingly greedy air, as if he hungered for something--that was neither food nor drink; "the guard, horse and foot, surrounded the petitioner, and struck him blows.
The Duke's face did not move; but he looked at his petitioner with a glassy stare which was the most awful expression I have ever seen on a human face.
I have brought a little petitioner," he said, "or rather, I have brought him to see if he will be approved before his petition is offered.
When petitioners used to come for information to the table at which I sat, I used to grind my teeth at them, and felt intense enjoyment when I succeeded in making anybody unhappy.
His face took on the stupid artificial smile (which does not even attempt to hide its artificiality) of a man who is continually receiving many petitioners one after another.
If this Bowelt is an honest man," his Highness continued, "he will give to the demand of these furibund petitioners a very queer reception.
This done, the draft of the proposed petition was read at length: and the petition said, as all petitions DO say, that the petitioners were very humble, and the petitioned very honourable, and the object very virtuous; therefore (said the petition) the bill ought to be passed into a law at once, to the everlasting honour and glory of that most honourable and glorious Commons of England in Parliament assembled.