prefer a petition
index call (appeal to), pray

Burton's Legal Thesaurus. . 2006

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  • petition — Synonyms and related words: Angelus, Ave, Ave Maria, Hail Mary, Kyrie Eleison, Paternoster, address, aid prayer, appeal, appeal to, application, apply for, apply to, ask, asking, beadroll, beads, beg, beseech, beseechment, bidding prayer,… …   Moby Thesaurus

  • petition — pe·ti·tion 1 n 1: a formal written request made to an official person or body (as a court or board) a petition for equitable relief the creditor filed a petition for involuntary bankruptcy 2: a document embodying a formal written request petition …   Law dictionary

  • Prefer — Pre*fer , v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Preferred}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Preferring}.] [F. pr[ e]f[ e]rer, L. praeferre; prae before + ferre to bear or carry. See 1st {Bear}.] 1. To carry or bring (something) forward, or before one; hence, to bring for… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • prefer a request to — index petition Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …   Law dictionary

  • petition — I. n. Request, prayer, supplication, entreaty, suit, solicitation, application, appeal, address. II. v. a. Entreat, pray, supplicate, solicit, crave, ask, beg, apply to, make application to, prefer a request to …   New dictionary of synonyms

  • Request — (Roget s Thesaurus) < N PARAG:Request >N GRP: N 1 Sgm: N 1 request request requisition Sgm: N 1 claim claim &c.(demand) 741 Sgm: N 1 petition petition suit prayer Sgm: N 1 begging letter begging letter roun …   English dictionary for students

  • call — 1 vt 1: to announce or recite loudly call ed the civil trial list 2: to admit (a person) as a barrister was call ed to the bar 3: to demand payment of esp. by formal notice call …   Law dictionary

  • pray — vt: to ask for plaintiff pray s judgment against the defendants for actual damages used esp. in pleadings vi: to make a request of a court esp. in a complaint or petition complainant pray s for declaratory relief pray ing that the judgment be… …   Law dictionary

  • apply — Synonyms and related words: accouter, accredit, address, administer, affix, allot, ally, appeal, appertain, apply for, apply to, appoint, appropriate, ascribe, ask, ask for, assign, associate, attach, attend, attribute, audition, authorize, bear …   Moby Thesaurus

  • call on — Synonyms and related words: adjure, advocate, appeal, appeal to, apply to, beg, beseech, bid, blandish, cajole, call for help, call the signals, call upon, charge, circulate a petition, clamor for, coax, command, commission, conjure, crave, cry… …   Moby Thesaurus

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