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Noun petitioner has 2 senses
  1. petitioner, suppliant, supplicant - one praying humbly for something; "a suppliant for her favors"
    --1 is a kind of applicant, applier
    --1 has particulars: besieger; postulant; solicitor, canvasser
  2. suer, petitioner - someone who petitions a court for redress of a grievance or recovery of a right
    --2 is a kind of plaintiff, complainant
    Derived form: verb petition1
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