Definition of petition:
- A formal written request addressed to an official person, or to an organized body, having power to grant it; specifically ( Law), a supplication to government, in either of its branches, for the granting of a particular grace or right; -- in distinction from a memorial, which calls certain facts to mind; also, the written document.
- A prayer; a supplication; an imploration; an entreaty; especially, a request of a solemn or formal kind; a prayer to the Supreme Being, or to a person of superior power, rank, or authority; also, a single clause in such a prayer.
- To make a petition or solicitation.
- To make a prayer or request to; to ask from; to solicit; to entreat; especially, to make a formal written supplication, or application to, as to any branch of the government; as, to petition the court; to petition the governor.
- appeal (part of speech: verb)
- plea (part of speech: noun)
- request (part of speech: verb)
- petition (part of speech: verb)
- "The Wooden Horse", Hugh Walpole.
- "Burr Junior", G. Manville Fenn.
- "The Complete Project Gutenberg Works of George Meredith", George Meredith.