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petītiō ōnis, f

PET-, a blow, thrust, pass, attack, aim : tuas petitiones effugi; hence, of oratorical fencing: orator nec plagam gravem facit, nisi petitio fuerit apta, nec, etc.: hominis petitiones rationesque dicendi, methods of attack.—A seeking, soliciting : indutiarum, L.A soliciting for office, application, solicitation, candidacy, canvass : petitioni se dare, become a candidate : consulatūs, Cs.: pontificatūs, S.—In law, a claim, suit, petition, complaint, declaration : cuius petitio sit.

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