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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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I was simply amusing myself with the petitioners and with the officer, and in reality I never could become spiteful.
The Duke's face did not move; but he looked at his petitioner with a glassy stare which was the most awful expression I have ever seen on a human face.
"I have brought a little petitioner," he said, "or rather, I have brought him to see if he will be approved before his petition is offered." He showed the white object under his arm, which was a tiny Maltese puppy, one of nature's most naive toys.
The Supreme Court (SC) on Tuesday dismissed the writ of kalikasan suit filed by lawyers representing fisherfolk from Palawan and Zambales seeking government action on the disputed areas of the West Philippine Sea, and warned the petitioners to comply with the procedures in filing a suit.
The federal and provincial governments had challenged this order in the Supreme Court, but the order was upheld with the petition being withdrawn; therefore, petitioners had no nexus with Lashkar-e-Tayyaba.
Also among the petitioners are Anakpawis Party-list Rep.
The petitioners were appointed on contract between 2013 and 2016 and the authority kept extending their contracts on criteria based on performance.
The petitioners including Malik Khurram Shahzad Awan, an admin officer, Sabih Azhar and Taimur Azam, regional head coach Rawalpindi and Islamabad respectively filed two identical petitions challenging their employment termination letters.
Otaru said the petitioners had on Thursday told the court that the subpoena would be brought to Ilorin through courier service and wondered why the petitioner claimed that officials of WAEC missed their flight in Lagos on Friday.
Chief Justice Athar Minallah observed that the petitioners should move to Sindh High Court (SHC) to seek relief as the matter did not fall in jurisdiction of the IHC.
Petitioners challenged the valuation of their property for taxation purposes, but failed to pay the property taxes resulting from the contested assessment or avail themselves of the provision of Minn.
Lady Justice Winfrida Okwany in her judgement on Monday, said the petitioners, George Ogake and Charles Orito, did not produce sufficient proof for the court to invalidate the polls.