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Definition 1: a formal message requesting something that is submitted to an authority - [noun denoting communication]

Synonyms for petition in the sense of this definition

(petition is a kind of ...) what a communication that is about something is about

(... is a kind of petition ) a verbal or written request for assistance or employment or admission to a school

"December 31 is the deadline for applications"

(... is a kind of petition ) request for a sum of money

"an appeal to raise money for starving children"

(... is a kind of petition ) an urgent or peremptory request

"his demands for attention were unceasing"

Definition 2: reverent petition to a deity - [noun denoting communication]

Synonyms for petition in the sense of this definition

(petition is a kind of ...) the verbal act of requesting

(... is a kind of petition ) a cylinder with prayers written on it; each revolution counts as uttering the prayers; used especially by Buddhists in Tibet

(... is a kind of petition ) a prayer asking God's help as part of a religious service

(... is a kind of petition ) a prayer to God on behalf of another person

(... is a kind of petition ) a short prayer of thanks before a meal

"their youngest son said grace"

(... is a kind of petition ) a prayer to avert or remove some evil or disaster

(... is a kind of petition ) prayers proclaiming God's anger against sinners; read in the Church of England on Ash Wednesday

(... is a kind of petition ) a short prayer generally preceding the lesson in the Church of Rome or the Church of England

(... is a kind of petition ) a ceremonial prayer invoking divine protection

(... is a kind of petition ) a prayer for the repose of the soul of a dead person

Definition 3: write a petition for something to somebody; request formally and in writing - [verb of communication]

(petition is a kind of ...) express the need or desire for

"She requested an extra bed in her room" "She called for room service" "when you call, always ask for Mary"

(... is a kind of petition ) make a humble, earnest petition

"supplicate for permission"

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