counterpetition

noun
coun·​ter·​pe·​ti·​tion | \ ˌkau̇n-tər-pə-ˈti-shən How to pronounce counterpetition (audio) \
variants: or counter-petition
plural counterpetitions or counter-petitions

Definition of counterpetition

: a petition that supports or advocates positions or actions counter to those supported or advocated in another petition : an opposing petition After a senior voiced her concerns and started a petition, the school principal canceled the tradition. … A counterpetition has 100 signatures.— Frances Wang

First Known Use of counterpetition

circa 1674, in the meaning defined above

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“Counterpetition.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/counterpetition. Accessed 28 Sep. 2020.

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