from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun A plaintiff in an action commenced by petition.
  • noun A petitioning creditor.
  • noun One who presents a petition, either verbal or written.
  • noun [lowercase, or cap.] In Eng, hist., same as addresser.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun One who presents a petition.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun law Someone who presents a petition to a court.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • noun one praying humbly for something
  • noun someone who petitions a court for redress of a grievance or recovery of a right


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