adjective see petition I

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  • Petitionary — Pe*ti tion*a*ry, a. 1. Supplicatory; making a petition. [1913 Webster] Pardon Rome, and any petitionary countrymen. Shak. [1913 Webster] 2. Containing a petition; of the nature of a petition; as, a petitionary epistle. Swift. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • petitionary — index solicitous Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …   Law dictionary

  • petitionary — adjective of the nature of or expressing a petition the petitionary procedure had a quality of indecisiveness • Similar to: ↑beseeching, ↑pleading, ↑imploring • Derivationally related forms: ↑petition …   Useful english dictionary

  • petitionary — /peuh tish euh ner ee/, adj. 1. of the nature of or expressing a petition. 2. Archaic. petitioning; suppliant. [1570 80; PETITION + ARY] * * * …   Universalium

  • petitionary — pɪ tɪʃənerɪ / nrɪ adj. of a demand; requesting; claiming; pleading …   English contemporary dictionary

  • petitionary — pe·ti·tion·ary …   English syllables

  • petitionary — /pəˈtɪʃənəri/ (say puh tishuhnuhree) adjective 1. of the nature of or expressing a petition. 2. Obsolete (of a person) petitioning or suppliant. –noun (plural petitionaries) 3. someone who makes a petition …   Australian English dictionary

  • William Byrd — (c. 1540 ndash; 4 July 1623) was an English composer of the Renaissance. He cultivated many of the forms current in England at the time, including various types of sacred and secular polyphony, keyboard and consort music ProvenanceOur knowledge… …   Wikipedia

  • prayer —    A verbal or mental address directed to God, prayer may assume many forms including praise, thanksgiving and confession, but philosophically the most interesting form is petitionary prayer, where a particular request is addressed to God. Such… …   Christian Philosophy

  • PRAYER — PRAYER, the offering of petition, confession, adoration or thanksgiving to God. In the Bible The concept of prayer is based on the conviction that God exists, hears, and answers (Ps. 65:3; cf. 115:3–7) – that He is a personal deity. In a sense it …   Encyclopedia of Judaism

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