Noun petition has 2 senses
  1. request, petition, postulation - a formal message requesting something that is submitted to an authority
    --1 is a kind of message, content, subject matter, substance
    --1 has particulars:
     application; solicitation, appeal, collection, ingathering; demand
    Derived form: verb petition1
  2. prayer, petition, orison - reverent petition to a deity
    --2 is a kind of request, asking
    --2 has particulars:
     prayer wheel; benediction, blessing; collect; commination; deprecation; grace, blessing, thanksgiving; intercession; invocation, supplication; requiescat
,Verb petition has 1 sense
  1. petition - write a petition for something to somebody; request formally and in writing
    --1 is one way to
    request, bespeak, call for, quest
    Derived forms: noun petition1, noun petitioner2
    Sample sentence:
    They petition to move