Translation of "petition" - English-Mandarin Chinese dictionary

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petitionnoun [ C ]

uk /pəˈtɪʃ.ən/ us /pəˈtɪʃ.ən/

a document signed by a large number of people demanding or asking for some action from the government or another authority

I signed a petition against the proposed closure of the local hospital today. 今天我在反对关闭当地医院的请愿书上签了名。

specialized law a formal letter to a law court asking for a particular legal action

She's filing a petition for divorce. 她将要递交离婚诉状。

petitionverb [ I or T ]

uk /pəˈtɪʃ.ən/ us /pəˈtɪʃ.ən/

also specialized law to make a formal request for something, especially in a law court

They're petitioning for/about better facilities for disabled people. 他们正在请愿,希望能在公共交通工具上为残疾人安装更好的设施。
[ + obj + to infinitive ] I think we should petition the government to increase the grant for the project. 我认为我们应该请求政府增加对该项目的拨款。
She is petitioning for a re-trial. 她将上诉要求重审。

(Translation of “petition” from the Cambridge English-Chinese (Simplified) Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)