right of petition

Definition of "right of petition"
  1. 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
How to use "right of petition" in a sentence
  1. After feeling unjustly treated, the citizens exercised their right of petition to present their demands to the local government.
  2. The right of petition was invoked by the workers in order to address unfair labor practices to the government.
  3. Victims of environmental pollution used their right of petition to call on lawmakers to implement stricter emission regulations.

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