See also: Petition and pétition

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EtymologyEdit

Middle English, from Old French peticiun, from stem of Latin petitio ‎(a request, solicitation), from petere ‎(to require, seek, go forward)

NounEdit

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. (law) 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.

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VerbEdit

petition ‎(third-person singular simple present petitions, present participle petitioning, simple past and past participle petitioned)

  1. To make a request, commonly in written form.

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