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petition

Pronunciation: /pəˈtɪʃən/

Translation of petition in Spanish:

noun/nombre

  • 1.1 (written document) petición (feminine) to sign a petition firmar una petición
    Example sentences
    • I hope Evening Press readers will sign petitions and write to their MPs demanding that these plans to pay benefits directly into banks are scrapped.
    • Well, I've signed a lot of petitions and written a lot of letters.
    • Even if you never write letters, sign petitions, or speak up in public, you can still make a difference in this world.
    1.2 [Law/Derecho] demanda (feminine) a petition for divorce, a divorce petition una demanda de divorcio to file o lodge a petition presentar una demanda
    Example sentences
    • The election is subject to the result of the writ petitions before the Supreme Court on the domicile status of candidates contesting the poll.
    • There are very recent cases, some of which I have discussed in a previous column, in which courts have denied petitions for fault divorce.
    • When convicted prisoners brought petitions for writs of habeas corpus before the U.S. Supreme Court, the prisoners were released immediately.
    1.3 (prayer, entreaty) [formal] ruego (masculine), súplica (feminine)
    Example sentences
    • Nor, for that matter, COULD they regulate anyone's private petitions to their own deity!
    • Verse eight declares the defeat of the foul foe and verse nine is a concluding petition to the God of Israel.
    • The shaman is about to perform a cha-chac ceremony: a petition to the god, Chac, to send rain.

transitive verb/verbo transitivo

intransitive verb/verbo intransitivo

  • to petition for sth elevar una petición solicitando algo [formal] to petition for divorce (British English/inglés británico) presentar una demanda de divorcio

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