Liberty Counsel, a Christian freedom group challenging the law in court, petitioned the Supreme Court to hear the case.
They petitioned her to stop because it was “an evil influence on other young American girls.”
That's when Windsor petitioned the Supreme Court to hear her case on an expedited basis.
In a few cases, those Palestinians have petitioned Israeli courts and won judgments against the settlers.
Last month, the reclusive Matt Sandusky petitioned a court and was granted a name change for himself, his wife and four children.
Some petitioned to have the use of the Town Hall, but it was denied.
The Serjeants now petitioned the Queen in Council to set it aside.
After some days, the Jacobin Club petitioned for freer trials, less hindered by legal formalities.
Then, with a tranquil face, he gave Blaise the attention he petitioned.
About August 10th she petitioned for commutation, alleging that she had eight little children, deprived of both parents.
early 14c., "a supplication or prayer, especially to a deity," from Old French peticion "request, petition" (12c., Modern French pétition) and directly from Latin petitionem (nominative petitio) "a blow, thrust, attack, aim; a seeking, searching," in law "a claim, suit," noun of action from past participle stem of petere "to make for, go to; attack, assail; seek, strive after; ask for, beg, beseech, request; fetch; derive; demand, require," from PIE root *pet-, also *pete- "to rush; to fly" (cf. Sanskrit pattram "wing, feather, leaf," patara- "flying, fleeting;" Hittite pittar "wing;" Greek piptein "to fall," potamos "rushing water," pteryx "wing;" Old English feðer "feather;" Latin penna "feather, wing;" Old Church Slavonic pero "feather;" Old Welsh eterin "bird"). Meaning "formal written request to a superior (earthly)" is attested from early 15c.
c.1600, from petition (n.). Related: Petitioned; petitioning.