A formal application in writing made to a court or other official body requesting judicial action of some character.
Definition from Nolo’s Plain-English Law Dictionary
1) A formal request for something, submitted to an authority such as a court or a government agency. For example, the party who loses a court case might petition to appeal. 2) Making a formal request of a court or presenting a written request to an organization's governing body signed by one or more members.
Definition provided by Nolo’s Plain-English Law Dictionary.
August 19, 2010, 5:21 pm