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petitionpetition2 verb [intransitive, transitive] 🔊 🔊 1 ASK FOR something/ASK somebody TO DO somethingto ask the government or an organization to do something by sending them a petitionpetition somebody to do something 🔊 Villagers petitioned the local authority to provide better bus services.petition against/for 🔊 Residents are petitioning against the new road.2 law or formalSCLASK FOR something/ASK somebody TO DO something to make a formal request to someone in authority, to a court of law, or to Godpetition for 🔊 More and more couples are petitioning for divorce.→ See Verb table
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petitionTwo or more creditors can join together to petition.One day of marching can mean hundreds of hours of phone calling and shopping mall petitioning by inspired volunteers.After that, a student would have to get his or her employer to petition for a permanent stay.It had to petition for enforcement to the U. S. Court of Appeals, which could be a very time-consuming process.As early as 1662,2000 miners from Tyne and Wear had petitioned the King about insufficient ventilation in the mines.Sloane petitioned the Lords Commissioner of H.M.petition against/forSome leaders of these organizations have held Buchanan fundraisers, collected petitions for Buchanan and spoken at state Reform Party meetings.The court refused to accept that by petitioning for divorce she had revoked her consent.It had to petition for enforcement to the U. S. Court of Appeals, which could be a very time-consuming process.He and buddy Chuck Bauman have been circulating petitions for months asking voters to repeal property taxes.However, the liberal California court defended the right of teachers to petition for redress of grievances.A petition for street-lighting in Great Stainton was handed into the committee.The Supreme Court action was taken in response to a petition against the government's decision submitted by the Bar Association.More than 400 villagers have signed a petition against their application feeling their venture would aggravate the problem.petitioning for divorceThe court refused to accept that by petitioning for divorce she had revoked her consent.