petition

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petition(
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A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
noun
1. (written document with signatures)
a. la petición
(f) means that a noun is feminine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
(F)
We are collecting signatures for our petition to set a curfew for the neighborhood.Estamos juntando firmas para nuestra petición de establecer un toque de queda para el barrio.
2. (entreaty)
a. la petición
(f) means that a noun is feminine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
(F)
He prayed that God would grant his petition and save his son.Rogó a Dios que le concediera su petición y salvara a su hijo.
b. la súplica
(f) means that a noun is feminine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
(F)
The accused's petitions for clemency fell on deaf ears.Hicieron oídos sordos a las súplicas de clemencia del acusado.
3. (legal)
a. la demanda
(f) means that a noun is feminine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
(F)
The unhappy couple filed a petition for divorce.La pareja desavenida presentó una demanda de divorcio.
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
transitive verb
4. (to make a request to)
a. solicitar
The poor woman petitioned the king for the release of her children.La pobre mujer solicitó al rey la liberación de sus hijos.
5. (legal)
a. elevar una petición a
We petitioned the administration for better wages.Elevamos una petición a la administración para pedir mejores salarios.
b. peticionar
Regionalism used in Latin America: all the countries in South America, Central America, and the Caribbean. Does not include Spain.
(Latin America)
You should seek legal counsel because it's difficult to petition the court without an attorney.Debes buscar un asesor legal porque es difícil peticionar a la corte sin un abogado.
An intransitive verb is one that does not require a direct object (e.g. The man sneezed.).
intransitive verb
6. (to ask; used with "for")
a. solicitar
The criminal's lawyer petitioned for a stay of execution.El abogado del criminal solicitó la suspensión de la ejecución.
7. (legal)
a. elevar una petición
The students petitioned for the professor's removal after hearing his incendiary remarks.Los estudiantes elevaron una petición para la destitución del profesor después de oír sus comentarios incendiarios.
b. presentar una demanda
The woman had petitioned for divorce on the grounds of cruelty.La señora había presentado una demanda de divorcio por crueldad.
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petition
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
Noun
1. (request, document)
a. la petición f, súplica
(f) means that a noun is feminine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
(F)
2. (list of names)
a. la lista de firmas recogidas
(f) means that a noun is feminine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
(F)
3. (law)
a.
petition for a divorcedemanda de divorcio
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
transitive verb
4. (court, sovereign)
a. presentar una petición or
b. un pedido a
Regionalism used in Latin America: all the countries in South America, Central America, and the Caribbean. Does not include Spain.
(Latin America)
An intransitive verb is one that does not require a direct object (e.g. The man sneezed.).
intransitive verb
5. (general)
a.
to petition for somethingsolicitar algo
6. (law)
a.
to petition for divorcepresentar una demanda de divorcio
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petition [pəˈtɪʃən]
noun
1 (list of names) petición (f)
to sign a petition firmar una petición
2 (request) solicitud (f); (Jur) demanda (f); (entreaty) súplica (f)
petition for divorce demanda (f) de divorcio; to file a petition presentar una demanda
transitive verb
[+authorities] solicitar a; (Jur) [+court] elevar una petición a
to petition sb to do sth (Jur) elevar una petición a algn para que haga algo
On Monday the Justice Department will petition the court to uphold its policy of forcing Haitian boat people home the Board announces it has decided to petition the High Court to appoint an administrator
intransitive verb
to petition for sth (gen) solicitar algo; (Jur) elevar una petición pidiendo algo; to petition for divorce presentar una demanda de divorcio
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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