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petition

noun [C]
 
 
/pəˈtɪʃən/
a document that has been signed by a lot of people officially asking someone in authority to do something: Will you sign this petition against experiments on animals?Activism and pressure groupsMaking appeals and requests
Translations of “petition”
in Korean 탄원서…
in Arabic عَريضة…
in French pétition…
in Turkish dilekçe…
in Italian petizione, ricorso…
in Chinese (Traditional) 請願書, (向法院遞交的)申訴書,訴狀…
in Russian прошение, петиция…
in Polish petycja…
in Spanish petición, instancia…
in Portuguese abaixo-assinado, petição…
in German das Gesuch…
in Catalan petició…
in Japanese 請願書, 陳情書…
in Chinese (Simplified) 请愿书, (向法院递交的)上诉书,诉状…
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