Definition of Petitionary in English :

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Petitionary meaning in English

Meaning of Petitionary in English

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1. petitionary

of the nature of or expressing a petition

Example Sentences:
'the petitionary procedure had a quality of indecisiveness'

WordNet Lexical Database for English. Princeton University. 2010.


see synonyms of petitionary
a document signed by a large number of people demanding some form of action from a government or other authority
any formal request to a higher authority or deity; entreaty
3. law
a formal application in writing made to a court asking for some specific judicial action
a petition for divorce
the action of petitioning
5. (transitive)
to address or present a petition to (a person in authority, government, etc)
to petition Parliament
6. (intransitive; foll by for)
to seek by petition
to petition for a change in the law

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see synonyms of petitionary
a solemn, earnest supplication or request to a superior or deity or to a person or group in authority; prayer or entreaty
a formal writing or document embodying such a request, addressed to a specific person or group and often signed by a number of petitioners
something that is asked or entreated
to grant a petition
4.  Law
a written formal request or plea in which specific court action is asked for
a petition for rehearing
verb transitive
to address a petition to; ask formally or earnestly
to ask for; solicit
verb intransitive
to make a petition

Webster’s New World College Dictionary, 4th Edition. Copyright © 2010 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt. All rights reserved.


see synonyms of petitionary
1. A solemn supplication or request, especially to a superior authority; an entreaty.
2. A formal written document requesting a right or benefit from a person or group in authority.
3. Law
a. A formal written application seeking a court's intervention and action on a matter: a petition for review of a previous court's decision.
b. A pleading initiating a legal case in some civil courts: a bankruptcy petition.
4. Something requested or entreated: granted our petition.
v. pe·ti·tioned, pe·ti·tion·ing, pe·ti·tions
1. To address a petition to: petitioned the king for a pardon.
2. To ask for by petition; request formally: petitioned that the sentence be reduced.
To make a request, especially formally: petitioned for retrial.

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