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.
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
2009 film by Zhao Liang
Petition in Spanish is Petición
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