petition of right

Definition of petition of right

: a legal petition formerly used to obtain redress (as possession or restitution of property) from the British Crown for breach of contract or to remedy manifest injustice

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History and Etymology for petition of right

Middle English

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“Petition of right.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/petition%20of%20right. Accessed 25 Jan. 2022.

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