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Definition of "petitioning" [pe•ti•tion•ing]

  • Present participle of petition. (verb) : Text is available under the Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License

Use "petitioning" in a sentence
  • "Real Time Investigations is an open source journalism effort that reveals the behind-the-scenes research involved in petitioning the federal government to make its information more accessible to citizens, constituents and journalists."
  • "Again, the likely explanation of the decline in petitioning on non-estate matters is the greater degree of access to the court system and its apparatus for conflict resolution, and a greater willingness on the part of Irish plebeian women to access this more public route."
  • "At any rate, this was a very different form of petitioning from the individual women's petitioning examined above, emanating from an extended period of poor growing and fishing seasons — a combination of natural circumstances that brought high levels of distress to numerous Newfoundland communities and ignored gender in its impact."