What is a petition?

A petition is a piece of paper that you get lots of people to sign. You would make a petition to prove a point. When they sign it, that's saying that they agree with what you say.

An emancipation petition is a legal instrument (form) that is submitted to the court when a minor is requesting to be legally emancipated.

Contact the office of the clerk of the circuit or probate court in the county of residence to obtain information on the emancipation status of the state and if it is allowed the forms and procedures necessary.

A petition

1.a formally drawn request, often bearing the names of anumber of those making the request, that is addressed to aperson or group of persons in authority or power, solicitingsome favor, right, mercy, or other benefit: a petition forclemency; a petition for the repeal of an unfair law.

2.a request made for something desired, especially a respectfulor humble request, as to a superior or to one of those inauthority; a supplication or prayer: a petition for aid; apetition to God for courage and strength.

3.something that is sought by request or entreaty: to receiveone's full petition.

4.Law. an application for a court order or for some judicialaction.

5.to beg for or request (something).

6.to address a formal petition to (a sovereign, a legislativebody, etc.): He received everything for which he had petitionedthe king.

7.to ask by petition for (something).

According to dictionary.com