Definition of Petitioner

1. Noun. One praying humbly for something. "A suppliant for her favors"

Exact synonyms: Requester, Suppliant, Supplicant
Generic synonyms: Applicant, Applier
Specialized synonyms: Besieger, Postulant, Canvasser, Solicitor
Derivative terms: Supplicate, Supplicate



2. Noun. Someone who petitions a court for redress of a grievance or recovery of a right.
Exact synonyms: Suer
Generic synonyms: Complainant, Plaintiff
Derivative terms: Petition, Sue

Definition of Petitioner

1. n. One who presents a petition.

Definition of Petitioner

1. Noun. (legal) Someone who presents a petition to a court. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Petitioner

1. [n -S]

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Literary usage of Petitioner

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Supreme Court Reporter by Robert Desty, United States Supreme Court, West Publishing Company (1922)
"Mr. Scipio A. Jones, of Little Rock, Ark., for petitioner. ... Mr. William Wade Hampton, of Gainesville, Fla., for petitioner. ..."

2. South Eastern Reporter by West Virginia Supreme Court of Appeals, West Publishing Company, South Carolina Supreme Court (1922)
"Judgment for plaintiff, and defendant brings error. Affirmed. The petition as amended alleged : "First—That petitioner is a duly licensed real estate ..."

3. The Parliamentary Debatesby Great Britain Parliament, Thomas Curson Hansard by Great Britain Parliament, Thomas Curson Hansard (1827)
"tion to the extent of their plantations, as by reference to the patents will appear ; that the petitioner submits, that his ancestors became possessed of ..."

4. United States Supreme Court Reports by Lawyers Co-operative Publishing Company, United States Supreme Court (1912)
"The petitioner was as much a prisoner of war as if he had been ... The petitioner does not complain that he has been kept in ignorance of the charges ..."

5. The Gentleman's Magazine (1816)
"That, a* soon as your petitioner came of age, the said Sir Robert's creditors were very pressing upon him for payment; and he having no money to satisfy ..."

6. United States Supreme Court Reports by Lawyers Co-operative Publishing Company, United States Supreme Court (1885)
"Two days afterwards on the 18th of July, the petitioner filed the response to ... The judge then reminded the petitioner that there was also a rule against ..."

7. Reports of Cases Argued and Determined in the High Court of Chancery: During by Great Britain Court of Chancery, Edward Thurlow Thurlow, Alexander Wedderburn Rosslyn, Jonathan Cogswell Perkins (1844)
"The petitioner and her husband having brought an ail ion on the bond against Hugh Bickham, ne filed his bill for an injunction and an account of his ..."

8. United States Supreme Court Reports by United States Supreme Court, Lawyers Co-operative Publishing Company (1901)
"It is to the effect that he saw the petitioner and others go to the sheriff's house on the 6th of March, and, having heard that a sheriff's pause had been ..."

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