Petition (noun): A formal written request made to a Court in order to ask for some type of relief. Petitions can be for made for many things, anything that someone is asking the Court to do can have some type of Petition filed. An example is a Petition to Probate a Will, this is usually submitted with the will to the Court to request the Executor be given the formal power to carry out the Will.
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