Translation of "petition" - English-Mandarin Chinese dictionary


noun [ C ] uk us /pəˈtɪʃ.ən/

a document signed by a large number of people demanding or requesting 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。

legal a formal letter to a court of law requesting a particular legal action

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

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