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Petitioner

One who presents a formal, written application to a court, officer, or legislative body that requests action on a certain matter. In legal proceedings initiated by a petition, the respondent is the person against whom relief is sought, or who opposes the petition. One who appeals from a judgment is a petitioner.

petitioner

n. one who signs and/or files a petition. (See: petition)

petitioner

noun applicant, asker, litigant, movant, one who applies for relief, one who files an application for relief, one who requests relief, party, pleader, solicitant, supplex, supplicant
Associated concepts: aggrieved party
See also: accuser, actor, appellant, applicant, candidate, claimant, complainant, contender, litigant, malcontent, party, plaintiff, special interest, suitor, undersigned

petitioner

a person who presents a PETITION.
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Earlier, the petitioner submitted that the court had reserved verdict on his petition against the acceptance of Khawaja Hassan's nomination papers after hearing arguments of all parties on November 5.
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The petitioner and lawyer, Sabir urged Musharraf to make a respondent in the case because the Pakistan government had signed a 'secret deal' with the US during his tenure, The Dawn reports.
Assistant Secretary-Indian Affairs Larry Echo Hawk issued a final determination not to acknowledge the petitioner known as the Choctaw Nation of Florida (Petitioner #288) as an Indian tribe.
The petitioner's counsel Khalilur Rehman Khan, said that the government issued detention orders against petitioners without disclosing any allegations or evidences.
Under new amendments to the Code of Criminal Procedure, the clerk of the circuit court shall send notice of the order of protection to health care facilities and health care practitioners if the petitioner provides mailing addresses.
Pathak said statements of new witnesses who named Kumar could not be brushed aside, but at the same time they needed to explain during the trial as to why they had not deposed against the petitioner on earlier occasions.