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British English: /pɪˈtɪʃ(ə)n/
American English: /pəˈtɪʃ(ə)n/

Translation of petition in French:


  • 1 (document) a petition protesting against/calling for something
    une pétition protestant contre/réclamant quelque chose
    a petition signed by 10,000 people
    une pétition portant 10 000 signatures
  • 3 (Law) a petition for divorce
    une demande de divorce
    a petition in bankruptcy
    une demande en déclaration de faillite
    to present a petition (in private bill)
    soumettre une demande
    to file one's petition a petition for reprieve
    un recours en grâce

transitive verb

  • adresser une pétition à (person, body, government)
    (Law) to petition the court for something
    réclamer quelque chose au tribunal

intransitive verb

  • 1 (gen)
    faire une pétition
  • 2to petition for divorce
    demander le divorce
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