[pet-i-ter, puh-tahy-ter]
noun Obsolete.
a seeker; an applicant or candidate.

1605–15; < Latin petītor, equivalent to petī-, variant stem of petere to seek + -tor -tor

petitory [pet-i-tawr-e, -tohr-ee] , adjective Unabridged
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