Focus on the pronunciation of petition
English definition of “petition”
/pəˈtɪʃən/ noun [C]
› 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