petition

Part of speech: noun

Petitioner.

Part of speech: verb

To present a petition; request.

Part of speech: noun

A prayer or formal request.

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Usage examples "petition":

  1. Now the Corcyraeans believe that with their petition for assistance they can also give you a satisfactory answer on these points, and they have therefore dispatched us hither. - "The History of the Peloponnesian War", Thucydides.
  2. The man, Kalubi, thought that I had refused his petition and became terribly agitated. - "Allan and the Holy Flower", H. Rider Haggard.
  3. It did not strike, it went on its knees to Congress instead, and here's part of the written petition it made. - "The Harbor", Ernest Poole.