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The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Petition \Pe*ti"tion\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Petitioned; p. pr. & vb. n. Petitioning.] To make a prayer or request to; to ask from; to solicit; to entreat; especially, to make a formal written supplication, or application to, as to any branch of the government; as, to petition the court; to petition the governor. [1913 Webster] You have . . . petitioned all the gods for my prosperity. --Shak. [1913 Webster]