Definition of 'petition'
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Now we have the online petitions form. Times, Sunday Times (2016)Nearly 800,000 people signed petitions calling for the pair to receive a harsher punishment. Times, Sunday Times (2016)More than 150,000 people signed the petition to save the club. Times, Sunday Times (2016)More than 100,000 people signed a petition calling for his conviction to be quashed. Times, Sunday Times (2017)Almost 50,000 people signed a petition to that effect. Times, Sunday Times (2017)In Torquay more than 25,000 people signed a petition opposed to the cull. Times, Sunday Times (2016)More than a quarter of a million people signed a petition that was delivered to Downing Street last month demanding that the fees be banned. Times, Sunday Times (2016)Or cut out the petition form below and send it to the address given. The Sun (2006)The right to petition the court should count. Times, Sunday Times (2012)She wrote on the petition website change. Times, Sunday Times (2016)The charges have been denied in a petition to the court. Times, Sunday Times (2015)His comments prompted complaints on social media and a petition on change. Times, Sunday Times (2015)There have been demonstrations against the change and a petition has been signed by more than a thousand university staff. Times, Sunday Times (2008)Answers on a divorce petition please. The Sun (2015)Now they'll have no choice if enough people sign a petition and councillors agree. The Sun (2014)Then they will deliver an online petition to the Government asking for laws to make bullying illegal. The Sun (2010)Back the bid - fill in and send off the petition form on the left. The Sun (2011)More than 175,000 people petitioned for his release. Christianity Today (2000)You need to fill in a divorce petition, giving her last known address. The Sun (2014)People can sign the Government petition calling for an end to this. The Sun (2014)More than 160,000 people signed a petition opposing his return. Times, Sunday Times (2015)IT'S a brilliant idea to petition the Government. The Sun (2011)Delhi high court rejected a petition on Friday to extend his sentence. Times, Sunday Times (2015)Three quarters of all people who petitioned for bankruptcy last year did so voluntarily, new figures show. Times, Sunday Times (2008)To join our campaign, simply fill in the petition form on this page and post it to our offices. The Sun (2009)She has set up an online petition urging the Government to make it illegal for firms to force women to wear high heels to work. The Sun (2016)The car owners' group had submitted petitions with 80,000 signatures against the increase. Times, Sunday Times (2009)An example of a petition form is presented in Exhibit 14.4. Human Resource Management in Government (1995)
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Translations for 'petition'
British English: petition /pɪˈtɪʃən/ NOUN
A petition is a document signed by a lot of people which asks for some official action to be taken.
We presented the government with a petition signed by 4500 people.
- American English: petition
- Arabic: الْتِمَاسٌ
- Brazilian Portuguese: petição
- Chinese: 请愿
- Croatian: peticija
- Czech: petice
- Danish: appel
- Dutch: petitie
- European Spanish: petición
- Finnish: anomus
- French: pétition
- German: Unterschriftenliste
- Greek: προσφυγή
- Italian: petizione
- Japanese: 嘆願書
- Korean: 진정서
- Norwegian: begjæring
- Polish: petycja
- European Portuguese: petição
- Romanian: petiție
- Russian: петиция
- Spanish: petición
- Swedish: namninsamling
- Thai: การร้องเรียน
- Turkish: dilekçe
- Ukrainian: петиція
- Vietnamese: đơn yêu cầu
British English: petition VERB
If you petition someone in authority, you make a formal request to them.
...couples petitioning for divorce.
He petitioned the court to let him go free.
Definition of petition from the Collins English Dictionary
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