Definition of Petitions

1. Noun. (plural of petition) ¹



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Definition of Petitions

1. petition [v] - See also: petition

Lexicographical Neighbors of Petitions

petiteness
petitenesses
petites
petitgrain
petitio
petitio principii
petition
petitionarily
petitionary
petitioned
petitionee
petitionees
petitioner
petitioners
petitioning
petitions
petitjeanite
petitory
petless
petlike
petnap
petnaper
petnapers
petnaping
petnapings
petnapped
petnapper
petnappers
petnapping

Literary usage of Petitions

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

1. Thirty Years' View; Or, A History of the Working of the American Government by Thomas Hart Benton (1854)
"He then said : " But, sir, not being in favor of the object of the petitions, I then gave notice to the House and to the country, that upon the supposition ..."

2. The Catholic Encyclopedia: An International Work of Reference on the by Charles George Herbermann (1913)
"Hence petitions for the solution of liturgical difficulties should be sent to the latter Congregation; petitions, eg, for a private oratory, reservation of ..."

3. The Constitutional History of England Since the Accession of George Third by Thomas Erskine May (1862)
"After the reform act, the debating of petitions threatened to become the sole business of the House of Commons. For a time, expedients were tried to obtain ..."

4. The Constitutional History of England Since the Accession of George the Third by Thomas Erskine May (1899)
"Religious bodies,—especially of Dissenting communions, — had already contributed the greatest number of petitions; and they have since been foremost in ..."

5. The Lancet (1842)
"If this insulting answer of the Government to lie petitions of medical practitioners ... A» regards petitions from the country, we entreat the petitioners, ..."

6. A History of the American People by Woodrow Wilson (1918)
"The petitions were submitted to the House of Representatives on February n, ... The several petitions were referred to a special committee and later to the ..."

7. Constitution, Jefferson's Manual, and Rules of the House of Representatives by Clarence A. Cannon, United States Congress. House, Thomas Jefferson (1919)
"OF Petitions, MEMORIALS, BILLS, AND RESOLUTIONS. 1. Members having petitions or memorials or bills i 827. introduction of a private nature to present may ..."

8. The Jurist by Great Britain Courts, Great Britain (1851)
"Petitions and Ditto. Short Causes and Causes. Bankrupt Petitions and Causes. ... Petitions and Causes. Short Causes and Petitions. Bankrupt Petitions and ..."

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