A prayer; a supplication; an imploration; an entreaty; especially, a request of a solemn or formal kind; a prayer to the Supreme Being, or to a person of superior power, rank, or authority; also, a single clause in such a prayer.
A formal written request addressed to an official person, or to an organized body, having power to grant it; specifically (Law), a supplication to government, in either of its branches, for the granting of a particular grace or right; -- in distinction from a memorial, which calls certain facts to mind; also, the written document.
To make a prayer or request to; to ask from; to solicit; to entreat; especially, to make a formal written supplication, or application to, as to any branch of the government; as, to petition the court; to petition the governor.
To make a petition or solicitation.
(1) An application in writing for an order of the court. (2) A request to a public officer.
To make a formal request.
The request for a temporary or permanent immigration benefit filed by an employer or family member on behalf of a foreign national.
Written application to a court requesting a remedy available under law.
A request to classify a foreign national as a nonimmigrant or immigrant under USCIS regulations.
A document filed in juvenile court alleging that the child is a delinquent, a status offender, or in need of supervision.
A formal request from the public that includes signatures in favor of an idea.
Formal document to request consideration of a proposal to the legislature.The proposal, usually a Bill or a Resolve,accompanies the petition. (See also Bill and Resolve)
Every citizen of the European Union has the right to submit a request to the European Parliament or to table a grievance before it on any subject falling within the spheres of Community activity and concerning him or her directly. (See EU citizenship: Petition and Ombudsman)
A) Request, orally or in writing; B) written complaint presented to court of law, in particular to parliament. (Sayles, George O. The King's Parliament of England, 145) Related terms: Bill
A request from someone to a court asking that the court use its authority to resolve a question or grant a favor. A petition may also refer to a formal written request submitted to the court which asks that a certain action be taken.
A request to investigate alleged dumping by foreign companies or export subsidies by a foreign government. Petitions are usually filed with a designated governmental agency of the importing country by private firms or industry associations, although sometimes governments independently initiate unfair trade investigations.
The official document, which contains the formal statement of charges against the juvenile.
A request to the court to take action.
Formal request submitted by an individual or group of individuals to the legislature.
Prayers of petition are asking prayers. We ask God to give us the things we need.
A formal request signed by members of the public submitted to their legislator in favor of a person or an idea.
A petition is a Parliamentary form that provides a direct means by which any citizen or group can place concerns before the Parliament. See the Fact Sheet on Petitions.
A written request for a court order on a particular issue. The filing fee is generally $20 and can be as high as $150.
A written request signed by many people demanding an action from an authority or government.
The name of the court form filed by one spouse asking for a divorce.
Legal document which specifies the complaint against the juvenile and/or family; it includes the name, age, and address of the minor and his/ her guardian, as well as the statutory grounds and factual allegations upon which the request for court intervention is based.
A court paper that asks the court to take action. For example, in juvenile cases, the Petition starts the court case.
a legal request to the Drain Commissioner to perform maintenance or construction, or to set up a drainage district. Either the municipality or individual(s) can petition to have work done or a district set up.
Written request to the court asking for the courts ruling or determination on a matter.
The legal document which describes the alleged offense committed by the child. Similar to a complaint in adult court.
A verified written request for a specific relief.
A formal written request presented to the court requesting specific judicial action. (Compare motion.)
NH court papers filed to start a divorce, after-divorce, unwed, or other family law case.
The pleading which filed commences the litigation in a civil case. It contains the allegations and request for relief and/or for recovery of money by the plaintiff.
A formal written request made to the court requesting some type of action.
Application for court order or other judicial action. In juvenile proceedings, a petition is a document alleging that a youth is delinquent, a status offender, or a dependent child and asking that the court assume jurisdiction over the juvenile.
a formal message requesting something that is submitted to an authority
write a petition for something to somebody; request formally and in writing
a direct way for citizens or groups to place their concerns before Parliament and ask for action to be taken
a document addressed by a person or group of persons to the National Assembly for the redress of a situation deemed unfair (known as a "grievance") and which the Assembly has the authority to act upon
a document filed by an individual asking the court to take some action against another individual (or sometimes against a corporation)
a document filed in the Family Court by someone who believes that you have committed a delinquent act or a wayward act or are neglected/abused
a document signed by a group of people who agree with the premise of a request addressed to a person or organization with authority
a document signed by many citizens that asks the Government to do something about a specific problem
a document that officially requests a court's assistance in resolving a dispute
a formal document, a request, for training or ownership
a formal document that attempts to influence the decision-making or actions of the Council
a formally drawn up request that can be used to lobby a law-making body such as a local Council
a formal pleading that alleges that the parents or custodians endangered the health or welfare of the child
a formal request for Commission action on a matter that is not already the subject of an open case before the Commission
a formal request for the waiver of a Faculty's regulation or deadline
a formal request made to the government, the Queen or some other authority or organisation
a formal request signed by at least one person and placed before the Parliament with the object of persuading the Parliament to take some particular action
a formal request that an exception to an academic regulation be made in your case
a formal request that you be legally recognized as qualified for a green card or some types of nonimmigrant visas
a formal, written pleading that seeks to invoke the authority of the court
a formal written request for an exception to a published policy or requirement
a formal written request from one or more people to the Sovereign or Parliament
a formal written statement to the court setting out the facts which demonstrate that the individual in question meets the criteria for AOT
a general term that describes a document that is filed and a procedure whereby the judge can rule on important questions during or after a case
a legal document containing the written statement which brings the case involving a juvenile into court
a legal document set out in numbered paragraphs
an application to Court by a Creditor seeking to have a Debtor placed into Bankruptcy
an official request addressed to the Canadian Parliament and must therefore be taken seriously
a request addressed to an official, typically in government or other public body
a request for action, which is submitted by any resident, or group of residents or other members of the public
a request for an exception to a clearly defined, published seminary policy (such as a deadline)
a request for an exception to established rules, policies or dates
a request for an extension of duration of care, waiver of benefit limitations, assistance after discharge from a hospital or additional transportation allowances
a request for change or something to be added
a request for them to help you
a request made to an authority, usually a government official or public governmental body
a request that a regulation be waived on compassionate grounds or because of extenuating circumstances
a request that the Parliament of Ontario take some specific action (or refrain from taking some action) to redress a public grievance
a request that USDA determine that there is no plant pest risk associated with the crop and that the crop no longer needs to be regulated
a request to a GM from a player
a request to the Committee on Standing for an exemption from a rule, regulation or deadline of the University, as set out in the UTM Calendar and on the Web site
a student's formal request for an exception to the normal rules and regulations of the university
a written document requesting a change or changes to existing conditions
a written explanation of why the character should be allowed to join the organization as well as what the character has to offer the group
a written instrument that will be filed with and become a part of the Department's records
a written request, calling for the redress of a grievance or seeking action, presented to the Legislative Assembly by a Member
a written request for a court to do something
a written request for an exception to any university or graduate program regulation, policy, or requirement
a written request for waiver of a particular regulation
a written request or protest about some aspect of the Council's service that concerns you
a written request signed by citizens and presented to City Council
a written request that asks for a reassessment and/or a hearing, and specifically states the reasons why the assessment should be changed
a written request to either house of Congress asking that something be done
a written request to the court for some type of legal action
a written request to the departmental faculty for approval of a course of action which either fulfills or departs from the regulations set forth in the Guide
a written request to the UPBM Committee of Track Coordinators for a variance of the extant rules/regulations
A written document signed by citizens to show support and agreement on an issue.
A written address, embodying an application or prayer from the person or persons preferring it, to the power, body or person to whom it is presented, for the exercise of his or their authority in the redress of some wrong, or the grant of some favor, privilege or license.
pi5tiF[n / n.. a written request signed by a lot of people, asking someone in authority to do something or change something
A legal document filed with the court. In abuse cases, a petition contains the essential allegations of abuse or neglect but rarely the detailed facts related to the allegations.
If a consumer files for bankruptcy, but a judge has not yet ruled that it can proceed, the process is known as a bankruptcy petition.
Request for action, e.g. request for a matter to be investigated.
A petition is both the process and the form a student fills out to request consideration of special circumstances. For example, if a student is denied admission, they may petition for admission based on extenuating circumstances.
The document we prepare at your first appointment and file with the Court. It includes all listings of all your assets, debts, income Etc.
The Petition is the first document filed in court and starts the clock running on any required waiting periods. The petition includes all the important information regarding the marriage. It contains facts regarding the names of the husband and wife, names of any children, whether there is any separate property or community property, child custody, child support, spousal support and other information.
A written document submitted to the court asking that the court take a specific action.
The document that initiates a bankruptcy proceeding. Events are frequently described as "pre-petition", happening before the petition was filed, and "post-petition", after the bankruptcy.
A written application to the Court for releif or remedy.
A document presented to a House of Parliament by a person or group of people asking for action on a matter; a formal request. An ancient right by which citizens can have their grievances brought to the notice of the Parliament by a Member on their behalf.
A written document of protest that requests that some action be taken by the target of the petition. A petition normally contains a statement of concern or grievance, and is signed by citizens or groups.
Equivalent of a warrant, but issued for a juvenile by an intake officer or a magistrate.
A formal written document requesting a right or benefit from a person or group in authority
A petition is a formal request for something in writing directed at an individual.
A party to a legal action who wishes to appeal the decision of a lower tribunal must file a petition for appeal with the Supreme Court of Appeals. Under its discretionary jurisdiction, the Court may grant, accept, or refuse the petition for appeal. The Court may accept the petition, which means that the parties must present oral arguments before the Court grants the petition, or the Court may grant the petition based on the briefs. If the Court refuses the petition, the Court issues an order notifying the parties. The order does not state the reason why the petition was refused.
A written appeal, usually in a formal format, signed by individual(s), and presented to officers of the Crown, especially the Governor, the Executive Council, or a member of the House of Assembly. The petition may request a specific favour ( a pardon), improved services (local hospital), rights (land grant or license), or protest a perceived injustice (interference on the French Shore).
A civil pleading filed to initiate a matter in Juvenile Court, setting forth the alleged grounds for the court to take jurisdiction of the case and asking the court to do so and intervene.
The single pleading a debtor signs and files in a bankruptcy court requesting relief under an operative Chapter of the bankruptcy code. Used collectively, that form and its sundry attachments.
a document which commences a civil proceeding other than an action or law suit (which is commenced by a Statement of Claim); a Petition usually seeks from the court relief that it is set out under a particular statute, for example a Petition for a Divorce under the federal Divorce Act;
A document used to begin a bankruptcy case. It can also be referred to as the facesheet of the bankruptcy schedules. The petition must be filed in order to begin bankruptcy proceedings, while other bankruptcy documents (such as schedules, statement of financial affairs, statement of intention, etc.) can be filed within 15 days after the filing of the petition document.
The document filed with the court to initiate a juvenile proceeding.
Paper filed in court by a Plaintiff (usually a creditor) which says the debtor owes money, and asks the court for a judgment allowing the creditor to collect the money.
(n): a document signed by a large number of people demanding or requesting some action from the government or another authority, or law a formal letter to a court of law requesting a particular legal action.
A formal request submitted to the Legislature by an individual, or group of individuals.
A legal document filed in Family Court juvenile cases alleging an offense (law violation of status offense) committed by a juvenile.
A formal application or request submitted to the court for consideration.
A formal request to authority, usually in the form of a group of signatures
A formal written request for judicial action on a certain matter.
A legal document that begins your bankruptcy.
A request, usually written on a standard form, to adjust a study list or curriculum to fit an individual situation and/or request exception to a policy or regulation.
A legal request to the Drain Commissioner to perform a maintenance improvement or construction.
A written application to the court for relief or remedy.
A formal written document that sets out the allegations of one Party to a case against another. (See Georgia Code Section 15-11-25)
A formal, written request presented to the court requesting judicial action, similar to a motion, but usually made in writing, while motions are made orally.
A document filed in juvenile court alleging that a juvenile is a delinquent and asking that the court assume jurisdiction over the juvenile or asking that an alleged delinquent be waived to criminal court for prosecution as an adult.
a formal, written request, which, if approved, will allow modification or waiver of a specific requirement.
A request for court action against a juvenile accused of a crime.
A request filed in the court by one party.
a legal document drawn by an attorney for a court of equity such as the bankruptcy court.
A written request seeking a waiver of or an exception to a university regulation, policy or deadline. Petitions may be considered if the circumstances are beyond the student's control.
Written request to the Board of Governors requesting approval to establish a Beta Gamma Sigma chapter.
A formal application made to the court.
A formal request that the court take some action; a complaint.
in relation to English law, document directed to the king or Chancery Court or its successors initiating legal action to arbitrate a grievance against another person or agency, also called a bill
The document that initiates a bankruptcy case. This document initiates the automatic stay, which is the protection given to debtors from their creditors being able to foreclose, repossess or even attempt to collect any debts.
A serious written request for a certain thing to be done. A bankruptcy petition is a written request, two pages long, asking the bankruptcy court for relief from creditors. Along with this petition, the debtor will have to file information about their financial background, property, and debts.
a document filed in juvenile court alleging that a juvenile should come under the jurisdiction of the juvenile court for some offense or asking that the juvenile be transferred to criminal court for prosecution as an adult.
A formal, written request submitted by an individual or group to some official body or agency.
A formal written request made to a court.
(Listing) - A formal request, with the support of adequate biological data, suggesting that a species, with the support of adequate biological data, be listed, reclassified, or delisted, or that critical habitat be revised for a listed species.
A written request to the court for an order.
a formal written request to a court, which initiates a special proceeding
a document addressed to a government entity, making a request of some sort, signed by a group of people who agree with the premise of the request.
the charging paper in Family Court which is used to initiate action on a case
The ability to ask for, in writing, a special exception to a specified rule or policy.
A formal written request presented to a court or other official body.
A legal pleading making a formal request.
Written request to a court asking for a particular action to be taken.
Written application made to a court requesting legal intervention.
A formal document for an action to take place.
A document that requests that the government or legislature take some action or change its position on some question of public policy.
A formal, written application to a court requesting judicial action on a certain matter.
A petition is a list of signatures agreeing to a statement or request which is presented to parliament. Details of how to submit a petition are here. An election petition is a challenge to the result of an election heard by three judges of the High Court or by the Court of Appeal.
A request to amend the National List that is submitted by any person in accordance with this part.
Vehicle used for filing various types of matters for consideration by the General Court; e.g., bills and resolves.
A formal written request that extenuating circumstance is considered when the Financial Aid Office evaluates a student's file. Student may be required to petition if he has earned more than 72 total college units, an AA degree, a bachelor's degree, or if they have not been meeting the terms of Satisfactory Academic Progress (SAP).
The form applying for a Divorce.
a petition is simply an application to a court seeking a legal remedy of some form, such as a divorce petition or a bankruptcy petition.
The document filed to begin the bankruptcy case.
written request to the court for legal custody, guardianship and/or adoption of a child.
A formal written application requesting a court, legislature, or other government body to take a specific action.
An application made to a court requesting the court to take some type of action. It is usually in writing and states the facts and circumstances of the request.
A written request by a party asking that a hearing officer hold a formal hearing. Common petitions include
A request made by Canadian residents to Parliament for some action. Such a request can only be presented by a Senator or an MP. Petitions may be presented during Routine Proceedings at any sitting, or in the House of Commons they may be filed with the Clerk.
(to General Conference) Any organizational representative, ordained minister or lay member of The United Methodist Church may petition a formal writing or document embodying a request to the General Conference by following the guidelines in The Discipline.
The formal, written document submitted to a court, which describes an injustice of some kind and asks the court for redress. Petitions set out the facts, identify the law under which the court is being asked to intervene, and end with a suggested course of action for the court to consider (e.g. payment of damages to the plaintiff). Because of the complexity of most legal forms, petitions are normally filed by lawyers but most states will allow citizens to file petitions provided they conform to the court's form. Some states do not use the word "petition" and, instead, might refer to an "application", a "complaint" or the "writ."
refers to a formal request that one be legally recognized as qualified for a green card or certain nonimmigrant visas.
A petition is a formal request for a green card or a specific nonimmigrant visa, such as a student or business visa. When you file your petition, you must submit documents that prove you qualify for the status you wish to obtain. For example, if you obtain permission to attend a U.S. university, you must file a petition for a student visa with the U.S. embassy or consulate in your home country, including the documents that show you have been admitted to the school. After your petition is approved, you may submit your visa application.
A formal request to be filed at the appropriate office for a specific academic action, such as a waiver for a degree requirement.
A document filed with the Public Service Board that requests the Board take a particular action. In the case of the Lamoille Transmission Upgrade project and other similar projects, the action requested is the granting of a Certificate of Public Good.
A written complaint being submitted to the court that the alleged abuse or neglect has occurred
a formal written document outlining a request made to a higher authority such as a government official.
A formal application made to a court.
A written request to the Court for legal action, which begins the Court case.
To ask for something, a request
Written application made to court asking for legal intervention.
A formal written request to a court for an order of the court, including demands for writs, orders to show cause, modifications of prior orders, continuances and a number of other legal actions.
A verified written request to commence any proceeding for specific relief.
A document requesting a court to exercise a particular function, e.g. a petition for a warrant for arrest.
The document that initiates a bankruptcy case. The filing of the petition constitutes an order for relief and institutes the automatic stay. Events are frequently described as "prepetition", happening before the bankruptcy petition was filed, and "post petition", after the bankruptcy.
A written document filed in the court, initiating the case and requesting a decision in a matter described therein.
A petition is used to let a parliament or government know that a large number of people are unhappy about something and that they want something done about it. It consists of a statement, and a list of supporters' names and addresses. The Scottish Parliament has set up a special Petitions Committee to deal with them, and accepts petitions by e-mail.
a written request, with many signatures, asking for action from authorities on a particular issue
A written communication to a higher authority within a patent office seeking review of a decision of an Examiner concerning other than the rejection of a claim.
A request to a court. (Also sometimes called and "application.")
A speech form used especially in biblical psalms whereby the psalmist pleads with God for help, deliverance, or forgiveness. See Chapter 14.
A legal document recording the facts of the case and requesting court intervention. A petition is filed in all cases where a social worker determines that court intervention is necessary. Read More.
A written application to the court asking for specific action to be taken.
make an official, written application to a high legal authority, a parliament etc., requesting that action be taken. It is often accompanied by a list of the signatures of people supporting it.
(or bankruptcy petition or petition for relief) - the document that commences a bankruptcy proceeding.
A written Pleading that initiates a proceeding.
Written request to the court asking for specific legal action.
a request in writing often with a lot of signatures presented to the parliament asking for something to be done.
written application to the court asking the court to take action on a specific matter
The formal, written document submitted to a court, and which asks for the court to redress what is described in the petition as being an injustice of some kind. Petitions set out the facts, identifies the law under which the court is being asked to intervene, and ends with a suggested course of action for the court to consider (eg. payment of damages to the plaintiff). Petitions are normally filed by lawyers because courts insist on complicated forms but most states will allow citizens to file petitions provided they conform to the court's form. Some states do not use the word "petition" and, instead, might refer to an "application", a "complaint" or the " writ."
If a consumer files a bankruptcy, but a judge has not yet ruled that it can proceed, it is known as bankruptcy petitioned.
A written request that is filed in district court to initiate a legal action.
a request. The Lord's Prayer contains seven requests or petition s. God wants us to bring all of our requests to him in prayer. "Do not be anxious about anything, but in everything, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God" (Philippians 4:6).
A formal request for a green card or a specific nonimmigrant (temporary) visa. In many cases, the petition must be filed by someone sponsoring the immigrant, such as a family member or employer. After the petition is approved, the immigrant may submit the actual visa or green card application.
A petition is a request to an authority, most commonly a government official or public entity. In the colloquial sense, a petition is a document addressed to some official & signed by numerous individuals. A petition may be oral rather than written, and in this era may be transmitted via the Internet.