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petitioner (plaintiff)

Definition:

someone who petitions a court for redress of a grievance or recovery of a right

Class:

person noun (people)

Related to:

petition

Plural:

petitioners

Type of:

plaintiff » litigant » party » person

Original source:

Princeton WordNet

Synonyms:

suer

All senses of petitioner...

Definition references

Collins Dictionary:

petitioner

a person who presents a petition | [mainly British] the plaintiff in a divorce suit (14 of 372 words, 2 definitions, 9 usage examples, pronunciation)

www​.collinsdictionary​.com​/dictionary​/english​/petitioner

Wikipedia:

Petitioner

a person who pleads with governmental institution for a legal remedy or a redress of grievances, through use of a petition. The petitioner may seek a legal remedy if the state or another private person has acted unlawfully. In this case, the... (42 of 327 words)

en​.wikipedia​.org​/wiki​/Petitioner

Oxford Dictionary:

petition | petitionary [derived] | petitioner [derived]

a formal written request, typically one signed by many people, appealing to authority in respect of a particular cause | an appeal or request to a ... (25 of 222 words, 6 definitions, 8 usage examples, pronunciation)

oxforddictionaries​.com​/definition​/english​/petition

American Heritage Dictionary:

petition | petitioned [past tense] | petitioning [present participle] | petitions [3rd-person singular present] | petitionary [adjective, related] | petitioner [noun, related]

A solemn supplication or request to a superior authority; an entreaty. | A formal written document requesting a right or benefit from a person or ... (24 of 120 words, 8 definitions, 2 usage examples, pronunciations)

www​.yourdictionary​.com​/petition

New World Dictionary:

petition | petitionary [adjective, related] | petitioner [noun, related]

a solemn, earnest supplication or request to a superior or deity or to a person or group in authority; prayer or entreaty | a formal writing or ... (26 of 115 words, 7 definitions, 2 usage examples, pronunciation)

www​.yourdictionary​.com​/petition

Macmillan British Dictionary:

petitioner [countable] | petitioners [plural]

someone who organizes or signs a petition asking someone in authority to do something | [law] someone who gives a court an official document in which ... (25 of 67 words, 2 definitions, pronunciation)

www​.macmillandictionary​.com​/dictionary​/british​/petitioner

Cambridge Dictionary:

petitioner

a person who organizes or signs a petition | [law] a person who is requesting action from a court of law (20 of 26 words, 2 definitions, pronunciations)

dictionary​.cambridge​.org​/dictionary​/british​/petitioner

Wiktionary:

petitioner [law] | petitioners [plural]

Someone who presents a petition to a court. (8 of 10 words)

en​.wiktionary​.org​/wiki​/petitioner

Merriam-Webster:

plaintiff | complainant [synonym] | suer [synonym] | plf [abbreviation] | accuser [similar] | litigant [similar] | party [similar] | suitor [similar] | appellant [similar] | ...

a person who brings a legal action (7 of 71 words, 1 usage example, pronunciation)

www​.merriam-webster​.com​/dictionary​/plaintiff

Random House Dictionary:

plaintiff [law]

a person who brings suit in a court (opposed to "defendant"). (11 of 17 words, pronunciation)

dictionary​.infoplease​.com​/plaintiff

Britannica Encyclopedia:

petition [law]

written instrument directed to some individual, official, legislative body, or court in order to redress a grievance or to request the granting of a ... (24 of 385 words)

www​.britannica​.com​/E​Bchecked​/topic​/454043​/petition

Encarta Dictionary:

plaintiff | plaintiffs [plural]

somebody who begins a lawsuit against somebody else defendant in a civil court (13 of 33 words, pronunciation)

encarta​.msn​.com​/dictionary 1861738812​/definition​.html  [offline]

Audio references

Collins Dictionary:

petitioner

Audio: British English pronunciation of "petitioner"

www​.collinsdictionary​.com​/dictionary​/english​/petitioner

Macmillan British Dictionary:

petitioner [countable] | petitioners [plural]

Audio: British English pronunciation of "petitioner"

www​.macmillandictionary​.com​/dictionary​/british​/petitioner

Macmillan American Dictionary:

petitioner [countable] | petitioners [plural]

Audio: North American pronunciation of "petitioner"

www​.macmillandictionary​.com​/dictionary​/american​/petitioner

Cambridge Dictionary:

petitioner

Audio 1: British English pronunuciation of "petitioner"

Audio 2: North American English pronunuciation of "petitioner"

dictionary​.cambridge​.org​/dictionary​/british​/petitioner

the Free Dictionary:

petitioner

Audio 1: North American English pronunciation of "petitioner"

Audio 2: British English pronunciation of "petitioner"

www​.thefreedictionary​.com​/petitioner

Merriam-Webster Pronunciation:

petitioner

Audio: North American pronunciation of "petitioner"

www​.merriam-webster​.com​/audio​.php file=petiti​04 word=petitioner

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