petitionary

petitionary

[puh-tish-uh-ner-ee]
adjective
1.
of the nature of or expressing a petition.
2.
Archaic. petitioning; suppliant.

Origin:
1570–80; petition + -ary

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petition (pɪˈtɪʃən)
 
n
1.  a written document signed by a large number of people demanding some form of action from a government or other authority
2.  any formal request to a higher authority or deity; entreaty
3.  law a formal application in writing made to a court asking for some specific judicial action: a petition for divorce
4.  the action of petitioning
 
vb (foll by for)
5.  (tr) to address or present a petition to (a person in authority, government, etc): to petition Parliament
6.  to seek by petition: to petition for a change in the law
 
[C14: from Latin petītiō, from petere to seek]
 
pe'titionary
 
adj

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