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Petitioner - Bankruptcy Petitioner

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A petitioner is a person or company that comes before the court to present a petition or to seek relief. A petitioner can also plea for a legal remedy or a redress of grievances.

In bankruptcy law, a petitioner can be an individual who wants to declare personal bankruptcy or a company that wishes to declare business bankruptcy to obtain relief from creditors.

In immigration law, a petitioner is a U.S. citizen who is petitioning for a foreign national to be allowed to enter the U.S.

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