Definition of Petitioner in English :

Define Petitioner in English

Petitioner meaning in English

Meaning of Petitioner in English

Pronunciation of Petitioner in English

Petitioner pronunciation in English

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1. petitioner, requester, suppliant, supplicant

one praying humbly for something

Example Sentences:
'a suppliant for her favors'

2. petitioner, suer

someone who petitions a court for redress of a grievance or recovery of a right

WordNet Lexical Database for English. Princeton University. 2010.


see synonyms of petitioner
a person who presents a petition
2. mainly British
the plaintiff in a divorce suit

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see synonyms of petitioner
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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