petitionary [puh-tish-uh-ner-ee] EXAMPLES|WORD ORIGIN adjective of the nature of or expressing a. Archaic. ; suppliant.
Origin of petitionary First recorded in 1570–80;+ Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019 Examples from the Web for petitionary Historical Examples of petitionary
Mr. Decker could not resist the petitionary grace of those white hands and that sensitive mouth, and took her to his arms.
Do its requests represent the best modern conception of prayer as an inward aspiration rather than as petitionary?
When the coach had come to a standstill, he opened the door with as little creaking as might be, and held out a petitionary hand.
And while she hesitated, from the room above came the soft, racking, petitionary music of a violin.