• IPA: /pəˈtɪ.ʃən/

petition (plural petitions)

  1. A formal, written request made to an official person or organized body, often containing many signatures.
  2. A compilation of signatures built in order to exert moral authority in support of a specific cause.
  3. (legal) A formal written request for judicial action.
  4. A prayer; a supplication; an entreaty.
    • Bible, 1. Macc. vii. 37
      A house of prayer and petition for thy people.
Translations Translations
  • German: Unterschriftensammlung
  • Portuguese: abaixo-assinado
  • Russian: пети́ция
Translations Verb

petition (petitions, present participle petitioning; past and past participle petitioned)

  1. (transitive) To make a request to, commonly in written form.
    The villagers petitioned the council to demolish the dangerous building.
  • French: pétitionner
  • Russian: хода́тайствовать

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