petitioner


petitioner
I noun applicant, asker, litigant, movant, one who applies for relief, one who files an application for relief, one who requests relief, party, pleader, solicitant, solicitor, supplex, supplicant associated concepts: aggrieved party II index accuser, actor, appellant, applicant (petitioner), candidate, claimant, complainant, contender, litigant, malcontent, party (litigant), plaintiff, special interest, suitor, undersigned

Burton's Legal Thesaurus. . 2006


petitioner
n.
(1) A person who presents a petition to some authority.
(2) A person who brings a legal action by means of a petition either in a court of equity or a court of appeals.

The Essential Law Dictionary. — Sphinx Publishing, An imprint of Sourcebooks, Inc. . 2008.


petitioner
1) A person who signs a petition.
2) Sometimes a synonym for plaintiff, used almost universally in some states and in others for certain types of lawsuits, most commonly divorce and other family law cases.
3) Someone who sponsors an immigrant or nonimmigrant for a green card or visa.
Category: Immigration

Nolo’s Plain-English Law Dictionary. . 2009.


petitioner
n. The person presenting a petition to a court or other body in order to institute an equity hearing or to appeal from a judgment. The opponent in such a proceeding is known as the respondent.

Webster's New World Law Dictionary. . 2000.


petitioner
One who presents a formal, written application to a court, officer, or legislative body that requests action on a certain matter.

Dictionary from West's Encyclopedia of American Law. 2005.


petitioner
I
One who presents a formal, written application to a court, officer, or legislative body that requests action on a certain matter.
II The person filing an action in a court of original jurisdiction. Also, the person who appeals the judgment of a lower court. (See respondent.)

Short Dictionary of (mostly American) Legal Terms and Abbreviations.

petitioner
n.
   one who signs and/or files a petition.
   See also: petition

Law dictionary. . 2013.

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