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  1. petition

    • IPA[pɪˈtɪʃ(ə)n]

    英式

    • n.
      a formal written request, typically one signed by many people, appealing to authority in respect of a particular cause;an appeal or request to a deity or a superior
    • v.
      present a petition to (an authority) in respect of a particular cause;make an appeal to (a deity or superior)
    • verb: petition, 3rd person present: petitions, gerund or present participle: petitioning, past tense: petitioned, past participle: petitioned

    • noun: petition, plural noun: petitions

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    • 1. present a petition to (an authority) in respect of a particular cause the organization is petitioning the EU for a moratorium on the patent the islanders petitioned the government to help them leave St Kilda
    • make an appeal to (a deity or superior) a Highland chief petitioned her father for her hand in marriage
    • make a formal application to (a court) for a writ, judicial action in a suit, etc. the custodial parent petitioned the court for payment of the arrears the Act allowed couples to petition for divorce after one year of marriage