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Noun: petition  pi'ti-shun
  1. A formal message requesting something that is submitted to an authority
    - request, postulation
     
  2. Reverent petition to a deity
    - prayer, orison [archaic]
     
  3. (law) a formal written request for judicial action
     
  4. A compilation of signatures built in order to exert moral authority in support of a specific cause
Verb: petition  pi'ti-shun
  1. Write a petition for something to somebody; request formally and in writing

Derived forms: petitioning, petitions, petitioned

Type of: asking, bespeak, call for, content, message, quest, request, subject matter, substance

Encyclopedia: Petition