Word forms: plural petitioners
1. countable noun
is a person who presents or signs
2. countable noun
The judge awarded the costs of the case to the petitioners.
3. countable noun
[British , law]
is someone who goes
to a court of law to ask
for a divorce.
Both the petitioner and respondent provide for the upkeep of the children.
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