Definition of Counterpetition

1. Noun. An opposing petition set up in response to another petition. ¹



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Definition of Counterpetition

1. [n -S]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Counterpetition

counterordered
counterordering
counterorders
counterpane
counterpaned
counterpanes
counterpart
counterparties
counterparts
counterparty
counterpassant
counterpeize
counterpeople
counterperson
counterpersons
counterpetition (current term)
counterpetitions
counterphilosophies
counterphilosophy
counterphobic
counterpicket
counterpicketed
counterpicketing
counterpickets
counterplan
counterplans
counterplay
counterplayer
counterplayers
counterplays

Literary usage of Counterpetition

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1. Collections of the Maine Historical Society by Maine Historical Society (1858)
"... by a tax upon our townsmen, for money expended while in charge of the Boston soldiers at Black Point, the following counterpetition was also presented. ..."

2. Reports of Cases Argued and Determined in the Court of Common Pleas, and by Peregrine Bingham, Great Britain Court of Common Pleas (1827)
"That argument might perhaps apply, if the alleged libel had been a counterpetition to the legislature.] There was nothing in the present publication from ..."

3. Community-based Interventions For Smokers: The Commit Field Experience by Beti Thompson, David M. Burns, William R. Lynn, Donald Shopland (2004)
"A counterpetition with 281 signatures opposing the change was submitted to the school board. Despite opposition, almost 6 months after the initial ..."

4. History of the Swedes of Illinois by Ernst Wilhelm Olson, Martin J. Engberg, Anders Schön (1908)
"In 1807 a counterpetition with a great number of signatures was sent to congress, where it met the same fate. In the meantime the advocates of slavery kept ..."

5. The Revised Reports by Robert Campbell, Frederick Pollock, Oliver Augustus Saunders, Arthur Beresford Cane, Joseph Gerald Pease, William Bowstead, Great Britain Courts (1897)
"... J.: That argument might perhaps apply, if the alleged libel had been a counterpetition to the Legislature.) There was nothing in the present publication ..."

6. Red River by Joseph James Hargrave (1871)
"... to “the editor of the Nor' Wester” and called upon that martyred functionary “to perceive that the shuffle of a counterpetition had been resorted to. ..."

7. Medical Record by George Frederick Shrady, Thomas Lathrop Stedman (1897)
"The directors of the Hahnemann Hospital College in San Francisco have petitioned for affiliation with the University of California, and a counterpetition ..."

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