right of petition
- A protected entitlement based on the First Amendment of the U.S. Constitution that allows individuals to formally appeal to the government to mend unfair situations
- After feeling unjustly treated, the citizens exercised their right of petition to present their demands to the local government.
- The right of petition was invoked by the workers in order to address unfair labor practices to the government.
- Victims of environmental pollution used their right of petition to call on lawmakers to implement stricter emission regulations.