Petition

A petition is a request to do something, most commonly addressed to a government official or public entity. Petitions to a deity are a form of prayer called supplication. In the colloquial sense, a petition is a document addressed to some official and signed by numerous individuals. A petition may be oral rather than written, and in this era may b...
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petition

an appeal to a judge or *Justice of the Peace for some kind of assistance or relief. They could cover many circumstances, including the lifting or reduction of a punishment, the disciplining of an abusive official, claims for poor relief
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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. • (n.) A formal written request addressed to an official person, or to an organized body, having power...
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petition

(from the article `prayer`) The role of the request in religion has played such a central part that by metonymy (using a word for another expected word) it has given its name to ...
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Petition

1) A formal request for something, submitted to an authority such as a court or a government agency. For example, the party who loses a court case might petition to appeal. 2) Making a formal request of a court or presenting a written request to an organization's governing body signed by one or more members.
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petition

1) n. a formal written request to a court for an order of the court. It is distinguished from a complaint in a lawsuit which asks for damages and/or performance by the opposing party. Petitions include demands for writs, orders to show cause, modifications of prior orders, continuances, dismissal of a case, reduction of bail in criminal cases, a de...
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petition

noun a formal message requesting something that is submitted to an authority
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petition

[Noun] A collection of signatures from people to ask for something to be done or changed.
Example: She signed the petition to stop the new road being built.
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Petition

Pe·ti'tion intransitive verb To make a petition or solicitation.
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Petition

Pe·ti'tion noun [ French pétition , Latin petitio , from petere , petitum , to beg, ask, seek; perhaps akin to English feather , or find .] 1. A prayer; a supplication; an imploration; an entreaty; especially, a request of a solemn or formal kind; a...
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Petition

Pe·ti'tion transitive verb [ imperfect & past participle Petitioned ; present participle & verbal noun Petitioning .] To make a prayer or request to; to ask from; to solicit; to entreat; especially, to make a formal written supplication, o...
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Petition

A form filed with the FLRA's Regional Offices to resolve any matter related to the representation of employees. 
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petition

a formal request that something be submitted to an authority
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petition

a formal written request to a court, which initiates a special proceeding
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Petition

A method of commencing proceedings whereby the order required by the petitioner from the Court is expressed as a prayer, e.g. the petitioner therefore prays that the marriage be dissolved (divorce proceedings)
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Petition

A written application asking for relief or remedy, as in a petition for divorce. A petition is available only where statute or rules of procedure specifically prescribe it as a mode of procedure. Thus, a petition is necessary for applications for administrative orders, winding-up and bankruptcy orders.
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Petition

A written application to the court for relief or remedy.
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Petition

A written application to the court for relief or remedy.
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Petition

In criminal cases, a petition sets out the charges against the accused and starts the formal court process. It is also a document used to begin certain types of civil court cases.
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Petition

It is a formal request or prayer in writing or print, to some govening body or public officials( court, political party, club) to exercise some judicial action on someone who has done wrong or grant favors or privileges as well.
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Petition

See Libellus. In a broader sense, it can mean any formal request, written or oral, whereby one asks a decision or favor. In the tribunal context the term is used in the more restricted sense.
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petition

written instrument directed to some individual, official, legislative body, or court in order to redress a grievance or to request the granting of a ... [2 related articles]
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petition

Written request to a court asking for a particular action to be taken.
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Petition

Written request to the court for legal custody, guardianship or adoption of a child.
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petition

[v] - write a petition for something to somebody
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