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pe·ti·tion

petition

 
 
pronunciation:
p tI shn
features:
Word Combinations (noun)
part of speech: noun
definition: a formal, written request by many people that is made to a person in authority.
Many parents signed the petition asking the school board to lower taxes.
similar words:
appeal, application, complaint, request
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derivations: petitionary (adj.), petitioner (n.)