Translation of petition in Spanish:


petición, n.

Pronunciation /pəˈtɪʃ(ə)n//pɪˈtɪʃ(ə)n/


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    (written document)
    petición feminine
    to sign a petition firmar una petición
    • A total of 167 parents signed the petition requesting the council help them get to grips with the dog fouling issue.
    • More than 500 people have signed a petition calling for the plans to be thrown out and the land left untouched.
    • More than 700 people have signed a petition opposing plans to drill for oil close to homes on a farmland site in Hampshire.
    • On the fourth day, she rises, and writes a petition to the higher authorities claiming her right to work as an ordinary state official.
    • So far 260 people have signed a petition against the plans because they feel development would destroy a green space at the heart of the town.
    • Angry cabbies serving York rail station are flocking to sign a petition against plans to make them wear clip-on ties.
    • Public representatives hope thousands of people will sign a petition aimed at saving the station from closing at night.
    • The surgery had 350 registered patients and 186 people signed a petition against plans to shut it down.
    • In an atmosphere of mounting resentment, more than 1,000 people have signed a petition against the plans.
    • Even if you never write letters, sign petitions, or speak up in public, you can still make a difference in this world.
    • More than a fifth of medical doctors have signed a petition stating they will not transmit data to the database.
    • I hope Evening Press readers will sign petitions and write to their MPs demanding that these plans to pay benefits directly into banks are scrapped.
    • Outraged by the Government's threat to their sub post offices, people have signed petitions and written letters urging ministers to think again.
    • The news comes after thousands of local people signed a petition protesting over plans to sell Altrincham ice rink for housing.
    • Two and a half thousand people had signed petitions objecting to the plans, which were raised in 1999 and which would have created up to 30 jobs in a £6m contract.
    • But residents who turned out in force at the meeting and signed a petition against the plan said they were devastated by the decision.
    • We'll be launching a petition where people can sign up to demand global trade justice. It's a bigger issue than many people in government realise.
    • Well, I've signed a lot of petitions and written a lot of letters.
    • More than 100 locals and 40 traders have signed petitions fearing that the plans could ruin the appearance of the area.
    • They don't hesitate to sign petitions, write letters or otherwise share their opinions.
  • 2

    demanda feminine
    a petition for divorce, a divorce petition una demanda de divorcio
    • to file / lodge a petition presentar una demanda
    • In response, Mainali's lawyers submitted a petition to the high court urging it to make a decision as soon as possible.
    • Under the rule of four, the petition for a writ of certiorari will be granted.
    • The pair filed a petition in B.C. Supreme Court, asking for a judicial review of the bishop's decision to fire them.
    • The divorce petition was not defended, and on 14 March 2000, her husband was granted a decree absolute of divorce.
    • The government is maintaining that these aliens do not have the right to file habeas corpus petitions in U.S. federal courts.
    • He was especially indignant that when hearing the couple's divorce petitions, the court had affirmed Almena's charge of cruelty.
    • In addition, the legality of the ad and its publication has apparently been challenged through writ petitions filed before courts in some parts of the country.
    • Access to a court through a petition for a writ of habeas corpus is among the most fundamental democratic rights of humanity.
    • There are very recent cases, some of which I have discussed in a previous column, in which courts have denied petitions for fault divorce.
    • The election is subject to the result of the writ petitions before the Supreme Court on the domicile status of candidates contesting the poll.
    • They want the Supreme Court to overturn the decision and have submitted a petition for a writ of certiorari.
    • I speak of the trial of actions including petitions for divorce or nullity in the High Court.
    • The procedure is that of epistolary jurisdiction, where letters written by ordinary citizens to courts get converted into writ petitions.
    • In the petition for divorce, Kimberley claims spousal support of $20,000 per month.
    • The petition for a writ of habeas corpus at issue in this case was filed on Hamdi's behalf by his father.
    • Did the court have jurisdiction to entertain an application before a petition had been issued?
    • This High Court order was challenged in a writ petition filed in the apex court.
    • When convicted prisoners brought petitions for writs of habeas corpus before the U.S. Supreme Court, the prisoners were released immediately.
    • The court stayed the order in two writ petitions filed by the appellants.
    • Meanwhile, three writ petitions were admitted in the High Court against the seven-week moratorium.
  • 3formal

    (prayer, entreaty)
    ruego masculine
    súplica feminine
    • The shaman is about to perform a cha-chac ceremony: a petition to the god, Chac, to send rain.
    • Nor, for that matter, COULD they regulate anyone's private petitions to their own deity!
    • Verse eight declares the defeat of the foul foe and verse nine is a concluding petition to the God of Israel.

transitive verb


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    elevar una petición a formal
    peticionar Latin America
    • Worshipers often petitioned the gods for life spans of a hundred years and for permanent life in a similar body in an ideal but comparable world.
    • The races of Lannith petitioned the gods for aid, and the gods as a whole, for no known reason, suddenly turned their backs on all of their servants.

intransitive verb

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    to petition for sth elevar una petición solicitando algo formal
    • to petition for divorce presentar una demanda de divorcio