“Petition”

Jurisdiction: Ireland Ireland

Document used to commence certain civil proceedings in the High Court (for example, application to wind up a company, have a person adjudicated bankrupt).

Source: Glossary of Legal Terms, The Courts Service of Ireland.
Jurisdiction: United States United States

The document that initiates the filing of a bankruptcy proceeding, setting forth basic information regarding the debtor, including name, address, chapter under which the case is filed, and estimated amount of assets and liabilities.

Source: Glossary of Legal Terms, United States Courts.