counterpetition

noun coun·ter·pe·ti·tion \ ˌkau̇n-tər-pə-ˈti-shən \
variants: or counter-petition
Updated on: 15 Nov 2017

Definition of counterpetition

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

First Known Use of counterpetition

circa 1674


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