Definition Of petitions


a formal written request, typically one signed by many people, appealing to authority with respect to a particular cause.

The surgery had 350 registered patients and 186 people signed a petition against plans to shut it down.

make or present a formal request to (an authority) with respect to a particular cause.

leaders petitioned the government to hold free elections soon

Example Of petitions

  • a divorce petition

  • Access to a court through a petition for a writ of habeas corpus is among the most fundamental democratic rights of humanity.

  • After failing to get any response from the aviation authorities, the protesters petitioned the president.

  • Among its early actions was to petition the authorities for a separate Jewish burial ground.

  • And they have gathered 600 signatures petitioning against the closure.

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