Roget's Thesaurus: Entry 767 (Petitioner)

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#767. Petitioner.-- N. petitioner, solicitor, applicant; suppliant, supplicant; suitor, candidate, claimant, postulant, aspirant, competitor, bidder; place hunter, pot hunter; prizer[obs]; seeker.

beggar, mendicant, moocher, panhandler, freeloader, sponger, mumper[obs], sturdy beggar, cadger; hotel runner, runner, steerer [U.S.], tout, touter[obs].

[poor person] pauper, homeless person, hobo, bum, tramp, bindle stiff, bo, knight of the road (poverty) 804; hippie, flower child; hard core unemployed; welfare client, welfare case.

canvasser, bagman &c.758; salesman.