Definitions of petition

  1. To present a petition; request.
  2. To solicit; entreat.
  3. To present a petition to: to supplicate.
  4. To make a petition or solicitation.
  5. To make a request to; to solicit.
  6. To solicit earnestly; to supplicate.
  7. reverent petition to a deity
  8. 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.
  9. 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.
  10. A formal written request made to a court, asking for an order or ruling on a particular matter. For example, if you want to be appointed conservator for an elderly relative, you must file a petition with a court. See also complaint.
  11. An earnest request; a formal request; a paper containing a written request.
  12. Petitioner.
  13. A request: a prayer: a supplication.
  14. Request; prayer.
  15. A prayer or formal request.
  16. A request or prayer; a formal supplication from an inferior to a superior; the paper containing a supplication or solicitation.
  17. An asking or seeking; a solemn or formal solicitation made by one party to another; a paper or document containing a written request or supplication; a prayer, or a part of one, addressed to God; an earnest entreaty.