petition in error

Definition of petition in error

: an application for a hearing to reverse action in a lower court that is a statutory substitute in some jurisdictions for the common-law writ of error — compare appeal

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“Petition in error.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/petition%20in%20error. Accessed 4 Oct. 2022.

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