Associations to the word «Petition»

Wiktionary

PETITION, noun. A formal, written request made to an official person or organized body, often containing many signatures.
PETITION, noun. A compilation of signatures built in order to exert moral authority in support of a specific cause.
PETITION, noun. (legal) A formal written request for judicial action.
PETITION, noun. A prayer; a supplication; an entreaty.
PETITION, verb. To make a request, commonly in written form.
PETITION OF RIGHT, noun. (UK) (legal) (historical) A remedy available to subjects to recover property from the Crown.

Dictionary definition

PETITION, noun. A formal message requesting something that is submitted to an authority.
PETITION, noun. Reverent petition to a deity.
PETITION, verb. Write a petition for something to somebody; request formally and in writing.

Wise words

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Oliver Wendell Holmes, Jr.