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Synonyms for petition

Synonyms for petition

an application to a higher authority, as for sanction or a decision

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to bring an appeal or request, for example, to the attention of

to make application to a higher authority, as to a court of law

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to ask for employment, acceptance, or admission

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Synonyms for petition

a formal message requesting something that is submitted to an authority

write a petition for something to somebody

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Then, the gentleman who had been at Crockford's all night, and who looked something the worse about the eyes in consequence, came forward to tell his fellow-countrymen what a speech he meant to make in favour of that petition whenever it should be presented, and how desperately he meant to taunt the parliament if they rejected the bill; and to inform them also, that he regretted his honourable friends had not inserted a clause rendering the purchase of muffins and crumpets compulsory upon all classes of the community, which he --opposing all half-measures, and preferring to go the extreme animal-- pledged himself to propose and divide upon, in committee.
I at first sight did not care to sign this petition, because I would as soon petition a tiger to share his prey with me as our rulers to relax their grip of the stolen labor they live on.
If you had not forced me--I could not get out of it after you set the example--I would have seen him d--d sooner than have had anything to do with his petition."
We must get his name published in as many journals as possible as a signatory to the great petition; it will draw on others as your name drew him.
You mistrust me a little, I fancy, and would rather not meddle with my petitions; but you will think better of that as you grow used to me.
The boy's words recalled to the Caliph the petition he had read that morning, and he waited with interest to see what the children would do.
"That is true; but he will read a petition countersigned and presented by me."
Villefort dictated a petition, in which, from an excellent intention, no doubt, Dantes' patriotic services were exaggerated, and he was made out one of the most active agents of Napoleon's return.
"Oh, I know what that is; the minister receives two hundred petitions every day, and does not read three."
"The auditor wrote out a petition for you," continued Tushin, "and you ought to sign it and ask this gentleman to take it.
In it was the petition to the Emperor drawn up by the auditor, in which Denisov, without alluding to the offenses of the commissariat officials, simply asked for pardon.
American citizens reading this article may well have found themselves browsing the "We the People" White House petition site during an idle moment.
Hafsat Suleiman, Secretary to the Tribunal disclosed this to the News Agency of Nigeria, (NAN) shortly after the tribunal dismissed a petition brought before it by Mr.
ISLAMABAD -- The Supreme Court of Pakistan on Tuesday accepted for hearing a review petition seeking disqualification of Sindh Chief Minister Syed Murad Ali Shah.
The Supreme Court on Tuesday asked the Integrated Bar of the Philippines (IBP) to prove that the fishermen in the petition seeking to protect the West Philippine Sea had 'actual knowledge' of the petition.