Etymology
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petitioner (n.)

early 15c., peticioner, "presenter of a formal petition, a supplicant for a favor," from petition (n.).

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Definitions of petitioner

petitioner (n.)
one praying humbly for something;
Synonyms: suppliant / supplicant / requester
petitioner (n.)
someone who petitions a court for redress of a grievance or recovery of a right;
Synonyms: suer
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