Definition of "prayer"
  1. A detailed request made at the end of a legal complaint or petition that outlines the judgment, relief or damages being sought. This could include monetary amounts, requests for specific actions, or any other relief that the court may deem appropriate. It gives the judge an idea of what is sought, and may become the basis of a judgment if the defendant fails to respond
How to use "prayer" in a sentence
  1. Robert was sure to include a thorough prayer in his complaint to ensure all his demands were noted.
  2. The judge examined the prayer to determine what damages were being requested by the plaintiff.
  3. In her lawsuit, Susan's prayer outlined not only her financial losses, but also her hope for changes in company policy.

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