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
: 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

Word History

First Known Use

circa 1674, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of counterpetition was circa 1674

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Cite this Entry

“Counterpetition.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/counterpetition. Accessed 9 Dec. 2022.

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