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petition

1. a written document signed by a large number of people demanding some form of action from a government or other authority
2. Law a formal application in writing made to a court asking for some specific judicial action
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Last year, after reports hinted that Bieber has signed up for a trip to space, Canadian citizen David Sanftenberg petitioned Sir Richard Branson and Virgin Galactic to leave Bieber in space.
Many of the topics are very broad (Human Rights, Economy, Foreign Affairs, among others), so in effect, nearly any subject can be petitioned.
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for habeas corpus relief alleging that his parole revocation hearing was not timely and that a warden had improperly rescinded his good time credits.