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petitioner

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
Related topics: Law
petitionerpe‧ti‧tion‧er /pəˈtɪʃə $ -ər/ noun [countable]  1 ASK FOR something/ASK somebody TO DO somethingsomeone who writes or signs a petition2 lawSCL someone who asks for a legal case to be considered in a court of law
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petitionerIn 1654 a council decision went against the Lutheran petitioners.The only protection for the petitioner at the papal court is the Purse.The divorce stage no longer requires a court appearance, except for the children's appointment in chambers, at which the petitioner attends.There are actually also instances in which the petitioners describe a disposition as both.The petitioner asks whether Seia can vindicate.These petitioners were not charged with an attempt to overthrow the Government.
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