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noun as in appeal, plea

verb as in plead, appeal for

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Stand up for working momsThere are so many ways to use your voice, and while a phone call to your representatives is among the most powerful, MomsRising makes five-second activism incredibly easy via digital petitions.

Before she ran for office, Greene circulated a petition to have Pelosi impeached.

A petition one member posted on the Internet that year drew more than 1,200 signatures, and its Facebook page boasts 1,300 followers, more than twice the number on the Move the Monument page.

It states that as part of the process, a notice of the name change petition must be published “in a newspaper of general circulation,” in the county where the petitioner resides, unless the court grants a motion to waive this publication requirement.

A petition claims the update threatens the country’s security.

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A petition asking A&E to drop the show is already making the rounds online.

A petition has been delivered in Nevada that will put a similar measure to the one in Washington on the ballot in 2016.

It had more petition signatures than any previous Nevada ballot initiative.

Wahlberg filed his petition for a pardon to the governor of Massachusetts on November 26.

The petition, open to any citizen to join, gathered forty thousand signatures in the first three months.

The royal Audiencia has investigated this matter, on petition of the cabildo, in order to refer it to that royal council.

If he does not inhibit or exclude from his mind the word “Petition” he can make no advance.

I humbly petition your Majesty to be pleased to order that he be despatched here, so that this so urgent need may be supplied.

The clerical staff in all the offices had combined and presented a petition in the highest quarter.

The petition must be signed and properly verified, and may be afterward amended for cause in the interest of justice.


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On this page you'll find 92 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to petition, such as: application, prayer, request, suit, address, and entreaty.

From Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.