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.
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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.
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.
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.
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.
We looked at the Suffragists who had grown grey in petitioning Parliament and being constitutional and "ladylike," and we said, "That's no good."'
"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 [...]
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
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."
And this is in my suggestion to JohnMoffett and all the rest of us frustrated in 'petitioning' Congress.
So the way I see it, you owe a debt to constitutional democracy and it's come calling...or "petitioning" as you might say.