Monday, February 28, 2011

pe·ti·tion -noun [puh-tish-uhn]



a formally drawn request, often bearing the names of anumber of those making the request, that is addressed to aperson or group of persons in authority or power, solicitingsome favor, right, mercy, or other benefit: a petition forclemency; a petition for the repeal of an unfair law.
a request made for something desired, especially arespectful or humble request, as to a superior or to one ofthose in authority; a supplication or prayer: a petition foraid; a petition to god for courage and strength.