UK [pəˈtɪʃ(ə)nə(r)] / US [pəˈtɪʃ(ə)nər] noun [countable]
Word forms "petitioner":
singular petitioner plural petitioners
1) someone who organizes or signs a petition asking someone in authority to do something
a) legal someone who gives a court an official document in which they ask it to take legal action
b) someone who asks a court to officially allow them to get divorced

English dictionary. 2014.


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  • petitioner — I noun applicant, asker, litigant, movant, one who applies for relief, one who files an application for relief, one who requests relief, party, pleader, solicitant, solicitor, supplex, supplicant associated concepts: aggrieved party II index… …   Law dictionary

  • Petitioner — Pe*ti tion*er, n. One who presents a petition. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Petitioner — A petitioner is a person who pleads with a governmental institution for a legal remedy or a redress of grievances.In the courtsThe petitioner may seek a legal remedy if the state or another private person has acted unlawfully. In this case, the… …   Wikipedia

  • petitioner — [[t]pətɪ̱ʃənə(r)[/t]] petitioners 1) N COUNT A petitioner is a person who presents or signs a petition. 2) N COUNT A petitioner is a person who brings a legal case to a court of law. [LEGAL] The judge awarded the costs of the case to the… …   English dictionary

  • Petitioner — (Roget s Thesaurus) < N PARAG:Petitioner >N GRP: N 1 Sgm: N 1 petitioner petitioner solicitor applicant Sgm: N 1 suppliant suppliant supplicant Sgm: N 1 suitor suitor candidate claimant postulant aspirant …   English dictionary for students

  • petitioner — petition ► NOUN 1) a formal written request, typically one signed by many people, appealing to authority concerning a cause. 2) an appeal or request. 3) Law an application to a court for a writ, judicial action, etc. ► VERB ▪ make or present a… …   English terms dictionary

  • petitioner — noun see petition II …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • petitioner — See petitionary. * * * …   Universalium

  • petitioner — noun Someone who presents a petition to a court …   Wiktionary

  • petitioner — Synonyms and related words: accusant, accuser, adorer, allegator, appellant, applicant, asker, aspirant, beadsman, beggar, bidder, candidate, celebrant, chapelgoer, churchgoer, claimant, communicant, complainant, congregation, daily communicant,… …   Moby Thesaurus

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