petitio

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Latin[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From petō (I assault, attack, demand).

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

petītiō f (genitive petītiōnis); third declension

  1. an attack, thrust, blow
  2. a request, petition, beseeching
  3. an applying for office
  4. (law) suit, claim
  5. (law) right of claim

Inflection[edit]

Third declension.

Case Singular Plural
nominative petītiō petītiōnēs
genitive petītiōnis petītiōnum
dative petītiōnī petītiōnibus
accusative petītiōnem petītiōnēs
ablative petītiōne petītiōnibus
vocative petītiō petītiōnēs

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References[edit]

  • petitio in Charlton T. Lewis and Charles Short (1879) A Latin Dictionary, Oxford: Clarendon Press
  • petitio in Charlton T. Lewis (1891) An Elementary Latin Dictionary, New York: Harper & Brothers
  • du Cange, Charles (1883), “petitio”, in G. A. Louis Henschel, Pierre Carpentier, Léopold Favre, editors, Glossarium Mediæ et Infimæ Latinitatis (in Latin), Niort: L. Favre
  • petitio” in Félix Gaffiot’s Dictionnaire Illustré Latin-Français, Hachette (1934)
  • Carl Meissner; Henry William Auden (1894) Latin Phrase-Book[1], London: Macmillan and Co.
    • a private, civil prosecution: actio, petitio