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 ?
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.
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.
So going to Benares, where will find address and forward rupees for boy who is apple of eye, and for Almighty God's sake execute this education, and your petitioner as in duty bound shall ever awfully pray.
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.
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.
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.
 "No," replied the petitioner, "I wish you to create something that
No; I said to myself before I came that I would certainly not have the bad taste to seem a petitioner.
I agree that the woman wants to kill the co-respondent much more than the petitioner does.
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.
His self-esteem was too much flattered not to induce him to overlook the immediate object of the petitioner.