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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.

petition

(pɪˈtɪʃən)
n
1. (Government, Politics & Diplomacy) a written document signed by a large number of people demanding some form of action from a government or other authority
2. any formal request to a higher authority or deity; entreaty
3. (Law) law a formal application in writing made to a court asking for some specific judicial action: a petition for divorce.
4. the action of petitioning
vb
5. (tr) to address or present a petition to (a person in authority, government, etc): to petition Parliament.
6. (foll by: for) to seek by petition: to petition for a change in the law.
[C14: from Latin petītiō, from petere to seek]
peˈtitionary adj

pe•ti•tion

(pəˈtɪʃ ən)

n.
1. 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.
2. a respectful or humble request, as to a superior; a supplication or prayer.
3. something sought by request or entreaty.
4. Law. an application for a court order or for some judicial action.
v.t.
5. to address a formal petition to (a sovereign, a legislature, etc.).
6. to ask by petition for (something).
7. to beg for or request.
v.i.
8. to present a petition.
9. to make a request or entreaty.
[1300–50; Middle English peticioun (< Anglo-French, Middle French) < Latin petītiō a seeking out]
pe•ti′tion•a•ble, adj.
pe•ti′tion•ar′y, adj.
pe•ti′tion•er, n.

petition


Past participle: petitioned
Gerund: petitioning

Imperative
petition
petition
Present
I petition
you petition
he/she/it petitions
we petition
you petition
they petition
Preterite
I petitioned
you petitioned
he/she/it petitioned
we petitioned
you petitioned
they petitioned
Present Continuous
I am petitioning
you are petitioning
he/she/it is petitioning
we are petitioning
you are petitioning
they are petitioning
Present Perfect
I have petitioned
you have petitioned
he/she/it has petitioned
we have petitioned
you have petitioned
they have petitioned
Past Continuous
I was petitioning
you were petitioning
he/she/it was petitioning
we were petitioning
you were petitioning
they were petitioning
Past Perfect
I had petitioned
you had petitioned
he/she/it had petitioned
we had petitioned
you had petitioned
they had petitioned
Future
I will petition
you will petition
he/she/it will petition
we will petition
you will petition
they will petition
Future Perfect
I will have petitioned
you will have petitioned
he/she/it will have petitioned
we will have petitioned
you will have petitioned
they will have petitioned
Future Continuous
I will be petitioning
you will be petitioning
he/she/it will be petitioning
we will be petitioning
you will be petitioning
they will be petitioning
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been petitioning
you have been petitioning
he/she/it has been petitioning
we have been petitioning
you have been petitioning
they have been petitioning
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been petitioning
you will have been petitioning
he/she/it will have been petitioning
we will have been petitioning
you will have been petitioning
they will have been petitioning
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been petitioning
you had been petitioning
he/she/it had been petitioning
we had been petitioning
you had been petitioning
they had been petitioning
Conditional
I would petition
you would petition
he/she/it would petition
we would petition
you would petition
they would petition
Past Conditional
I would have petitioned
you would have petitioned
he/she/it would have petitioned
we would have petitioned
you would have petitioned
they would have petitioned
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.petition - a formal message requesting something that is submitted to an authoritypetition - a formal message requesting something that is submitted to an authority
application - a verbal or written request for assistance or employment or admission to a school; "December 31 is the deadline for applications"
ingathering, solicitation, collection, appeal - request for a sum of money; "an appeal to raise money for starving children"
subject matter, content, message, substance - what a communication that is about something is about
demand - an urgent or peremptory request; "his demands for attention were unceasing"
2.petition - reverent petition to a deity
prayer wheel - a cylinder with prayers written on it; each revolution counts as uttering the prayers; used especially by Buddhists in Tibet
asking, request - the verbal act of requesting
benediction, blessing - a ceremonial prayer invoking divine protection
collect - a short prayer generally preceding the lesson in the Church of Rome or the Church of England
commination - prayers proclaiming God's anger against sinners; read in the Church of England on Ash Wednesday
deprecation - a prayer to avert or remove some evil or disaster
thanksgiving, blessing, grace - a short prayer of thanks before a meal; "their youngest son said grace"
intercession - a prayer to God on behalf of another person
invocation, supplication - a prayer asking God's help as part of a religious service
requiescat - a prayer for the repose of the soul of a dead person
Verb1.petition - write a petition for something to somebody; request formally and in writing
call for, request, bespeak, quest - express the need or desire for; ask for; "She requested an extra bed in her room"; "She called for room service"
supplicate - make a humble, earnest petition; "supplicate for permission"

petition

noun
1. appeal, round robin, list of signatures We presented the government with a petition signed by 4,500 people.
2. entreaty, appeal, address, suit, application, request, prayer, plea, invocation, solicitation, supplication a humble petition to Saint Anthony
verb
1. appeal, press, plead, call (upon), ask, urge, sue, pray, beg, crave, solicit, beseech, entreat, adjure, supplicate She is petitioning to regain custody of the child.

petition

noun
An application to a higher authority, as for sanction or a decision:
Law: prayer.
verb
1. To bring an appeal or request, for example, to the attention of:
Obsolete: sue.
2. To make application to a higher authority, as to a court of law:
Law: appeal, sue.
3. To ask for employment, acceptance, or admission:
Translations
إلْتِماسالْتِمَاسٌيَلْتَمِس
peticepodat petici
appelappellere
anomus
peticija
kérelmet/petíciót benyújtpetíció
formleg beiîni; bænarskrá
嘆願書
진정서
ištuokos prašytojasįteikti peticijąpeticijapeticijos įteikėjas
iesniegt petīcijupetīcija
petíciapodať petíciu
peticija
namninsamling
การร้องเรียน
dilekçedilekçe vermek
đơn yêu cầu

petition

[pəˈtɪʃən]
A. N
1. (= list of names) → petición f
to sign a petitionfirmar una petición
2. (frm) (= request) → solicitud f (Jur) → demanda f; (= entreaty) → súplica f
petition for divorcedemanda f de divorcio
to file a petitionpresentar una demanda
B. VT [+ authorities] → solicitar a (Jur) [+ court] → elevar una petición a
to petition sb to do sth (Jur) → elevar una petición a algn para que haga algo
C. VI to petition for sth (gen) → solicitar algo (Jur) → elevar una petición pidiendo algo
to petition for divorcepresentar una demanda de divorcio

petition

[pəˈtɪʃən]
n
(addressed to government, authorities)pétition f
to sign a petition → signer une pétition
a petition calling for sth → une pétition appelant à qch
a petition calling for a halt to nuclear tests → une pétition appelant à l'arrêt des essais nucléaires
(LAW)requête f
to file a petition for divorce → intenter une action en divorce
vt [+ government, authorities] → adresser une pétition à
vi (LAW) to petition for divorce → intenter une action en divorce
to petition to do sth → intenter une action pour faire qchpet name nsurnom mpet owner npropriétaire m/f d'un animal de compagnie
pet owners → propriétaires d'animaux de compagniepet passport npasseport m pour animal domestique

petition

n
(= list of signatures)Unterschriftenliste f; to get up a petition (for/against something)Unterschriften (für/gegen etw) sammeln
(= request)Gesuch nt, → Bittschrift f, → Petition f; petition for clemencyGnadengesuch nt
(Jur) petition for divorceScheidungsantrag m; a petition for or in bankruptcyein Konkursantrag m
vt person, authorities (= request, entreat)ersuchen (for um); (= hand petition to)eine Unterschriftenliste vorlegen (+dat); to petition the courtdas Gericht anrufen
vi
(= hand in petition)eine Unterschriftenliste einreichen
(Jur) to petition for divorcedie Scheidung einreichen; to petition for bankruptcydas Konkursverfahren eröffnen

petition

[pəˈtɪʃn]
1. n (list of names) → petizione f (frm) (request) → richiesta, istanza
2. vt (person) → presentare una petizione a
3. virichiedere
to petition for divorce (Law) → presentare un'istanza di divorzio

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

petition

الْتِمَاسٌ petice appel Unterschriftenliste προσφυγή petición anomus pétition peticija petizione 嘆願書 진정서 petitie begjæring petycja petição петиция namninsamling การร้องเรียน dilekçe đơn yêu cầu 请愿
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I remember a certain luscious roll he gave to such phrases as 'The people's representatives in Parliament assembled,' 'Your petitioners therefore humbly approach your honourable house,' 'His gracious Majesty's unfortunate subjects,' as if the words were something real in his mouth, and delicious to taste; Mr.
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.
A detestable atmosphere to breathe; a disorderly audience to address; insolent opposition to conciliate; imbecile inquiries to answer; brutish interruptions to endure; greedy petitioners to pacify; and dirty hands to shake: these are the stages by which the aspiring English gentleman is compelled to travel on the journey which leads him from the modest obscurity of private life to the glorious publicity of the House of Commons.
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.
Yet they all are his, suitors for his notice, petitioners to his faculties that they will come out and take possession.
As you behold at her Majesty's drawing-room, the ambassadors' and high dignitaries' carriages whisk off from a private door, while Captain Jones's ladies are waiting for their fly: as you see in the Secretary of the Treasury's antechamber, a half-dozen of petitioners waiting patiently for their audience, and called out one by one, when suddenly an Irish member or some eminent personage enters the apartment, and instantly walks into Mr.
Mechanicians, natural philosophers, soldiers, sailors, petitioners, memorialists, people with grievances, people who wanted to prevent grievances, people who wanted to redress grievances, jobbing people, jobbed people, people who couldn't get rewarded for merit, and people who couldn't get punished for demerit, were all indiscriminately tucked up under the foolscap paper of the Circumlocution Office.
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.