petitioner

(redirected from petition)
Also found in: Dictionary, Thesaurus, Medical, Legal, Idioms, Encyclopedia, Wikipedia.

petitioner

A person who files a complaint in an equity court, such as a divorce court, or who requests relief from an administrative body.In many states,all persons who initiate lawsuits are now called plaintiffs.

References in classic literature ?
If you had not forced me--I could not get out of it after you set the example--I would have seen him d--d sooner than have had anything to do with his petition.
So, the petition in favour of the bill was agreed upon, and the meeting adjourned with acclamations, and Mr Nickleby and the other directors went to the office to lunch, as they did every day at half-past one o'clock; and to remunerate themselves for which trouble, (as the company was yet in its infancy,) they only charged three guineas each man for every such attendance.
His two official posts which appeared on the budget were those of secretary-general to his ministry and Master of petitions.
Then he worked an hour or two; that is to say, he lay back in a comfortable chair and read the newspapers, dictated the meaning of a letter, received visitors when the minister was not present, explained the work in a general way, caught or shed a few drops of the holy-water of the court, looked over the petitions with an eyeglass, or wrote his name on the margin,--a signature which meant "I think it absurd; do what you like about it.
THE Daily Post's #SAVEBETSIBAbies petition signed by more than 15,000 people may not even be considered by the Welsh Government - because a smaller 570 signature one got there first.
ISLAMABAD -- Supreme Court (SC) has dismissed the petition filed by leading lawyer Zafar Ali Shah seeking review of apex court decision in respect of take over by Pervez Musharraf in 1999 being the petition time barred.
Nor is there a formal means in place for referral of a petition for further examination, by a parliamentary committee or otherwise.
Responding to the petition launched in January by a Detroit citizen seeking the deportation of Bieber, the White House said in a statement on its website that it wouldn't be commenting on the petition.
The tribunals' time does not start with the date of submission of the petition with the ECP, rather the legal clock starts when they receive a petition from the ECP.
Tens of thousands of these petitions will be hand-delivered at petition drop-off events across the country where gun violence survivors, law enforcement officials faith leaders and others will urge Senators to support commonsense gun reforms when they return to Washington next week.
This week the Assembly's Children and Young People Committee rejected a petition from cancer charity Tenovus which called for free sunscreen for all children under the age of 11.
ISLAMABAD, March 22, 2010 (Balochistan Times): The government has filed an amended petition in the Supreme Court (SC) to review verdict against National Reconciliation Ordinance (NRO).