Definition of petitions
a formal written request, typically one signed by many people, appealing to authority with respect to a particular cause.
The surgery had 350 registered patients and 186 people signed a petition against plans to shut it down.
make or present a formal request to (an authority) with respect to a particular cause.
leaders petitioned the government to hold free elections soon
Example of petitions
All fifty states have statutes granting grandparents, and sometimes other third parties, the right to petition a court for visitation with children - even when the parents object.
Coun Amson even petitioned the Greater London Authority on the police station issue.
Even if you never write letters, sign petitions , or speak up in public, you can still make a difference in this world.
Harrow petitioned for leave to appeal to resolve this doubtful point of law and leave, I assume, was given on that basis.
He was especially indignant that when hearing the couple's divorce petitions , the court had affirmed Almena's charge of cruelty.
I hope Evening Press readers will sign petitions and write to their MPs demanding that these plans to pay benefits directly into banks are scrapped.
I speak of the trial of actions including petitions for divorce or nullity in the High Court.
In addition, the legality of the ad and its publication has apparently been challenged through writ petitions filed before courts in some parts of the country.
Meanwhile, three writ petitions were admitted in the High Court against the seven-week moratorium.
More than 100 locals and 40 traders have signed petitions fearing that the plans could ruin the appearance of the area.