Translation of "petition" - English-Traditional 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. 今天我在反對關閉當地醫院的請願書上簽了名。

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

She's filing a petition for divorce. 她將要遞交離婚訴狀。

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. 他們正在請願,希望當局能在大眾交通工具上為殘障人士安裝更好的設施。
[ + obj + to infinitive ] I think we should petition the government to increase the grant for the project. 我認為我們應該請求政府增加對該專案計劃的撥款。
She is petitioning for a re-trial. 她將上訴要求重審。

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