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PETITIONER

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does petitioner mean? 

PETITIONER (noun)
  The noun PETITIONER has 2 senses:

1. one praying humbly for something
2. someone who petitions a court for redress of a grievance or recovery of a right

  Familiarity information: PETITIONER used as a noun is rare.


 Dictionary entry details 


PETITIONER (noun)


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Meaning:

One praying humbly for something

Classified under:

Nouns denoting people

Synonyms:

petitioner; requester; suppliant; supplicant

Context example:

a suppliant for her favors

Hypernyms ("petitioner" is a kind of...):

applicant; applier (a person who requests or seeks something such as assistance or employment or admission)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "petitioner"):

besieger (an energetic petitioner)

postulant (one submitting a request or application especially one seeking admission into a religious order)

canvasser; solicitor (a petitioner who solicits contributions or trade or votes)


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Meaning:

Someone who petitions a court for redress of a grievance or recovery of a right

Classified under:

Nouns denoting people

Synonyms:

petitioner; suer

Hypernyms ("petitioner" is a kind of...):

complainant; plaintiff (a person who brings an action in a court of law)


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