[ puh-tish-uh-ner-ee ]
/ pəˈtɪʃ əˌnɛr i /


of the nature of or expressing a petition.
Archaic. petitioning; suppliant.

Origin of petitionary

First recorded in 1570–80; petition + -ary Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2020

Examples from the Web for petitionary

  • When the coach had come to a standstill, he opened the door with as little creaking as might be, and held out a petitionary hand.

    Audrey|Mary Johnston
  • Do its requests represent the best modern conception of prayer as an inward aspiration rather than as petitionary?

    The Mistakes of Jesus|William Floyd
  • And while she hesitated, from the room above came the soft, racking, petitionary music of a violin.