Definition of "petitioner"
  1. A person who signs a petition, frequently used to refer to a plaintiff, especially in divorce and family law cases, or someone who sponsors an immigrant for a green card or visa
How to use "petitioner" in a sentence
  1. The petitioner shared her side of the story in the family court.
  2. In immigrant visa cases, the sponsor is often referred to as the petitioner.
  3. The judge asked the petitioner why they filed the case.

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