petition for (something)

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petition for (something)

1. To make a formal request via an organized group, and especially in writing, for something to be granted or changed. We've been petitioning for better healthcare laws for the last 15 years. The worker's union petitioned for farer wages and better working hours for all employees of the company.
2. To address a formal request to some person or body of authority for something to be granted or changed. In this usage, a noun or pronoun is used between "petition" and "for." Students from around the country have begun petitioning the government for free public education. You can petition your case worker for an extension on your deadline if you need one.
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petition someone or something for something

to make a formal request of someone or a group for something. They petitioned us for an end to the stringent dress code. We had to petition the upper administration for a revision in the policy.
See also: petition
References in classic literature ?
Shortly afterwards, finding that he had heavier loads to carry and harder work in the brick-field, he petitioned for another change of master.
In every stage of these Oppressions We have Petitioned for Redress in the most humble terms: Our repeated Petitions have been answered only by repeated injury.
2:15-cv-256 and 2:16-cv-268), petitioner again petitioned for a writ of habeas corpus in this court by filing this petition.
Alternatively, when juries petitioned for release of prisoners, they were usually appealing against the harshness of the sentence imposed or the fact that they had felt pressured to convict.
His form er employer, Mr F, had petitioned for his release as he (the employer) was sick and needed his 'old servant' back.
A state parolee petitioned for habeas corpus relief alleging that his parole revocation hearing was not timely and that a warden had improperly rescinded his good time credits.
The third is: Does section 21 of the Charter of human rights and freedoms require parliamentarians as a group to dispose of the redress petitioned for? And the fourth is: Must a follow-up - answers in particular - be given to a petition addressed to the National Assembly?
The inmate petitioned for federal habeas relief asserting that he was owed credit against his sentence for time spend under mandatory supervision, and seeking to have his good time credits that had accrued prior to early release reinstated.