A formal request or application to an authority, like a court, seeking specific relief or redress of some wrong. A petition can be filed requesting a zoning change, for example.

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When in college there will be multiple times that you will be approached to sign various petitions for many causes.

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After hearing about a new gay marriage ban, many homosexuals protested and started a petition to repeal the ban on same sex marriage.

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A formal petition with 10,000 signatures was submitted to the city council in an effort to garner support for stricter air quality measurement standards.

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