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Petition (IPA: /pəˈtɪʃən/)

Petition (n.)

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.

Petition (n.)

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.

Petition (v. t.)

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.

Petition (v. i.)

To make a petition or solicitation.


Formal written request, typically one signed by many people, appealing to authority in respect of an particular cause


Race horse


2009 film by Zhao Liang

Petition Synonyms

Orison, Prayer

Petition Synonyms

Postulation, Request

Spanish Translation

Petition in Spanish is Petición

Tagalog Translation

Petition in Tagalog is Hilingan

Example Sentence (Quote)

"I shall petition for a life sentence on his behalf. Yes, that would be the honorable thing!" - Final Fantasy IX

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