from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • v. Present participle of petition.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. The act of presenting apetition; a supplication.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. The act of offering a petition.


Sorry, no etymologies found.


  • Real Time Investigations is an open source journalism effort that reveals the behind-the-scenes research involved in petitioning the federal government to make its information more accessible to citizens, constituents and journalists.

    Boing Boing

  • Again, the likely explanation of the decline in petitioning on non-estate matters is the greater degree of access to the court system and its apparatus for conflict resolution, and a greater willingness on the part of Irish plebeian women to access this more public route.

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  • At any rate, this was a very different form of petitioning from the individual women's petitioning examined above, emanating from an extended period of poor growing and fishing seasons — a combination of natural circumstances that brought high levels of distress to numerous Newfoundland communities and ignored gender in its impact.

    Gutenber-e Help Page

  • The Metropolitan Planning Organization has joined the City and the Lewis Mtn. Neighborhood Assoc. in petitioning the DEQ to postpone approval of the Ivy Rd. garage until a new traffic impact study has been done.

    Mayor: Ivy Garage a "Fundamentally Flawed Idea" at

  • We looked at the Suffragists who had grown grey in petitioning Parliament and being constitutional and "ladylike," and we said, "That's no good."'

    The Convert

  • "conspiracy against the state" (what we know as petitioning the government for a redress of grievances) could cost them 10 years in prison and $25,000 [...]

    The Liberty Papers

  • New Cookbook Celebrates White House Kitchen Garden food, first brought up the idea of petitioning the new White House occupants to plant a food garden on their famous lawn, I - Articles related to Community Gardens

  • Glavin said he is open to the idea of petitioning Harvard to extend funding beyond the current five-year period, depending on whether the program is "responding well [to] local needs."

    The Harvard Crimson :: News

  • And this is in my suggestion to JohnMoffett and all the rest of us frustrated in 'petitioning' Congress.

    Time to Confront the Desperate Losers Who Speak of Victory in Iraq

  • So the way I see it, you owe a debt to constitutional democracy and it's come calling...or "petitioning" as you might say.



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