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petition,

n a prayer making a request on behalf of one's self.
References in classic literature ?
Oh, I know what that is; the minister receives two hundred petitions every day, and does not read three.
So, the petition in favour of the bill was agreed upon, and the meeting adjourned with acclamations, and Mr Nickleby and the other directors went to the office to lunch, as they did every day at half-past one o'clock; and to remunerate themselves for which trouble, (as the company was yet in its infancy,) they only charged three guineas each man for every such attendance.
It was he who suggested the petition, which is not likely to do much good, as the thing cannot be done in any such fashion However, I have promised Brown to get as many signatures as I can; so you may as well sign it, Erskine.
I at first sight did not care to sign this petition, because I would as soon petition a tiger to share his prey with me as our rulers to relax their grip of the stolen labor they live on.
If you had not forced me--I could not get out of it after you set the example--I would have seen him d--d sooner than have had anything to do with his petition.
The boy's words recalled to the Caliph the petition he had read that morning, and he waited with interest to see what the children would do.
Or is it set up primarily to prompt debate on petition topics--through committee inquiry, debate in the chamber, informally, or otherwise?
The First Amendment gives people the right to petition the government for a redress of grievances.
MEPs also propose setting up an electronic register through which citizens can lend support to, or withdraw their backing from, a petition.
Kennedy's order, issued Monday, followed a flurry of conflicting rulings on the question of whether petition signatures are a matter of public record.
The petition claims road pricing, and tracking vehicles is "sinister and wrong" and will place an unfair tax on those who live apart from families, or poorer people who will not be able to meet the monthly costs.
There is substantial evidence that the conduct by the victim in the instant case was not sufficiently provocative to require reduction of appellant's offense to manslaughter,'' the state Attorney General's Office wrote in a petition for rehearing.