petitioners

plural of petitioner
as in solicitors
one who asks earnestly for a favor or gift the lottery winner was beset by a horde of petitioners, all of whom thought that they were most deserving of his charity

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“Petitioners.” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/petitioners. Accessed 22 Jun. 2024.

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