petition

  • 1 pétition — [ petisjɔ̃ ] n. f. • XIIIe; peticiun « demande, requête » au sens génér. 1120; lat. petitio, de petere « chercher à atteindre » 1 ♦ Dr. Requête, réclamation faite en justice. 2 ♦ (1661) PÉTITION DE PRINCIPE : faute logique par laquelle on tient… …

    Encyclopédie Universelle

  • 2 petition — pe·ti·tion 1 n 1: a formal written request made to an official person or body (as a court or board) a petition for equitable relief the creditor filed a petition for involuntary bankruptcy 2: a document embodying a formal written request petition …

    Law dictionary

  • 3 petition — (or bankruptcy petition or petition for relief) the document that commences a bankruptcy proceeding (Glossary of Common Bankruptcy Terms) The document used to begin a bankruptcy case. See order for relief (Bernstein s Dictionary of Bankruptcy… …

    Glossary of Bankruptcy

  • 4 petition — pe‧ti‧tion [pˈtɪʆn] noun [countable] LAW an official letter to a law court, asking for a legal case to be considered: • He will file the petition early next week. ˈbankruptcy peˌtition LAW when a person or business that is owed money asks a… …

    Financial and business terms

  • 5 Petition — Pe*ti tion, n. [F. p[ e]tition, L. petitio, fr. petere, petitum, to beg, ask, seek; perh. akin to E. feather, or find.] 1. A prayer; a supplication; an imploration; an entreaty; especially, a request of a solemn or formal kind; a prayer to the… …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 6 petition — [pə tish′ən] n. [OFr < L petitio (gen. petitionis) < petere, to seek, rush at, fall: see FEATHER] 1. a solemn, earnest supplication or request to a superior or deity or to a person or group in authority; prayer or entreaty 2. a formal… …

    English World dictionary

  • 7 Petition — Sf Bittschrift, Gesuch, Eingabe per. Wortschatz fach. (14. Jh.) Entlehnung. Entlehnt aus l. petītio ( ōnis), zu l. petere zu erreichen suchen, greifen, bitten .    Ebenso nndl. petitie, ne. petition, nfrz. pétition, nschw. petition, nnorw.… …

    Etymologisches Wörterbuch der deutschen sprache

  • 8 Petition — Pe*ti tion, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Petitioned}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Petitioning}.] 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… …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 9 petition — PETITION. s. f. Demande, priere. En ce sens il n a guere d usage qu en parlant des sept demandes de l Oraison Dominicale. La premiere, la seconde petition de l Oraison Dominicale. On se sert aussi de ce mot en cette phrase. Petition de principe,… …

    Dictionnaire de l'Académie française

  • 10 Petition — Pe*ti tion, v. i. To make a petition or solicitation. [1913 Webster] …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 11 Petition — (lat.), Bitte, Gesuch, namentlich an den Monarchen, an Behörden oder an die Volksvertretung; petitionieren, um etwas nachsuchen; Petent, Gesuchsteller; Petitionsrecht, die Befugnis, sich mit Gesuchen an die staatlichen Organe zu wenden.… …

    Meyers Großes Konversations-Lexikon

  • 12 petition# — petition n *prayer, suit, plea, appeal petition vb pray, sue, plead, appeal (see under PRAYER) …

    New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • 13 petition — [n] appeal, plea address, application, entreaty, imploration, imprecation, invocation, memorial, prayer, request, round robin, solicitation, suit, supplication; concepts 271,662 petition [v] plead, appeal for adjure, ask, beg, beseech, call upon …

    New thesaurus

  • 14 petition — ► NOUN 1) a formal written request, typically one signed by many people, appealing to authority concerning a cause. 2) an appeal or request. 3) Law an application to a court for a writ, judicial action, etc. ► VERB ▪ make or present a petition to …

    English terms dictionary

  • 15 Petition — (v. lat. Petitio), 1) Bitte, Gesuch, s. Petitionsrecht; 2) Klage im römischen Civilproceß …

    Pierer's Universal-Lexikon

  • 16 Petition — Petitiōn (lat.), Gesuch, Bitte, Bittschrift; petitionieren, ansuchen, eine P. einreichen …

    Kleines Konversations-Lexikon

  • 17 Petition — Petition,die:⇨Bittschrift PetitionBittschrift,Eingabe,Gesuch,Antrag,Bittschreiben;österr.:Ansuchen;ugs.:Bettelbrief …

    Das Wörterbuch der Synonyme

  • 18 petition — (n.) early 14c., a supplication or prayer, especially to a deity, from O.Fr. peticiun (12c.), from L. petitionem (nom. petitio) a request, solicitation, noun of action from petere to require, seek, go forward, also to rush at, attack, ult. from… …

    Etymology dictionary

  • 19 petition — Petition, ou demande, Petitio …

    Thresor de la langue françoyse

  • 20 petition — {{Roman}}I.{{/Roman}} noun 1 document asking court for sth ADJECTIVE ▪ court (esp. AmE) ▪ bankruptcy, divorce, habeas corpus (AmE) ▪ She filed a habeas corpus petition on Padilla s behalf …

    Collocations dictionary


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