Petitioned for retrial.
Petitioned the king for a pardon.
Petitioned that the sentence be reduced.
To grant a petition.
A petition for rehearing.
Granted our petition.
An example of a petition is someone gathering signatures to submit to voting authorities to put a measure on a ballot.
Origin of petition
- Middle English peticion from Old French petition from Latin petītiō petītiōn- from petītus past participle of petere to request pet- in Indo-European roots
From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
- Middle English, from Old French peticiun, from stem of Latin petitio (“a request, solicitation"), from petere (“to require, seek, go forward")