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Petitioner
Someone who files a petition with a court seeking action or relief, including the plaintiff or appellant. When a writ of certiorari is granted by the Supreme Court, the party seeking review is called the petitioner, and the party responding is called the respondent.


Glossary, Kolbert and Mettger, Censoring the Web (the New Press)