Petitioning
Petition Pe*ti"tion, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Petitioned}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Petitioning}.] To make a prayer or request to; to ask from; to solicit; to entreat; especially, to make a formal written supplication, or application to, as to any branch of the government; as, to petition the court; to petition the governor. [1913 Webster]

You have . . . petitioned all the gods for my prosperity. --Shak. [1913 Webster]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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  • Petitioning — Pe*ti tion*ing, n. The act of presenting apetition; a supplication. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • petitioning — n. submission of a demand; entering of a plea pe·ti·tion || pɪ tɪʃn n. request, demand; plea, appeal v. submit a request; appeal, plead; entreat, solicit …   English contemporary dictionary

  • petitioning — petitˈioning noun • • • Main Entry: ↑petition …   Useful english dictionary

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  • petitioning creditor — /pəˌtɪʃənɪŋ ˈkrɛdətə/ (say puh.tishuhning kreduhtuh) noun Law a creditor who applies to have the debtor adjudged bankrupt …   Australian English dictionary

  • petitioning creditor — A creditor who institutes proceedings against his debtor in a court of bankruptcy …   Ballentine's law dictionary

  • Tumultuous Petitioning Act 1661 — The Tumultuous Petitioning Act 1661 is an Act of the Parliament of England (13 Car. II. c. 5), long title An Act against Tumults and Disorders upon pretence of preparing or presenting publick Peticions or other Addresses to His Majesty or the… …   Wikipedia

  • E-Petitioning — Die Online Petition (auch: E Petition) bezeichnet eine Möglichkeit zur Einreichung einer Petition, mit der Mißstände und Gesetzeslücken aufgezeigt und geändert werden sollen. Inhaltsverzeichnis 1 Online Petition beim Deutschen Bundestag 2… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • tumultuous petitioning — /tamaltyuwas patishanin/ Under English St. 13 Car. II, St. 1, c. 5, this was a misdemeanor, and consisted in more than twenty persons signing any petition to the crown or either house of parliament for the alteration of matters established by law …   Black's law dictionary

  • tumultuous petitioning — An offense in the nature of a riot, in violation of the statute 13 Charles 11, St. I, c. 5 (1661) providing that not more than twenty names shall be signed to any petition to the king or either house of parliament for any change in the laws,… …   Ballentine's law dictionary

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