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petition

noun [C]
 
 
/pəˈtɪʃən/
POLITICS a document signed by a large number of people asking the government or authorities to do something or not to do something: a petition against/for sth Trade unions have started a petition against the merger.
LAW a formal letter to a court of law asking for a particular decision: They had filed a petition in federal court on behalf of the detainees.
→  See also bankruptcy petition
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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