petitory action

noun

Definition of petitory action

1 civil & admiralty law : an action in rem to establish a right or title in or ownership of specific property — compare possessory action
2 Scots law : an action in which property, money, or damages are demanded from the defendant

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“Petitory action.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/petitory%20action. Accessed 26 May. 2020.

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