Definitions of petitioner
  1. noun
    someone who petitions a court for redress of a grievance or recovery of a right
    synonyms: suer
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    type of:
    complainant, plaintiff
    a person who brings an action in a court of law
  2. noun
    one praying humbly for something
    synonyms: requester, suppliant, supplicant
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    an energetic petitioner
    one submitting a request or application especially one seeking admission into a religious order
    canvasser, solicitor
    a petitioner who solicits contributions or trade or votes
    someone who solicits financial contributions
    type of:
    applicant, applier
    a person who requests or seeks something such as assistance or employment or admission
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