Other Word Forms of Petition
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")
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