petitory

adjective
pet·​i·​to·​ry | \ ˈpe-tə-ˌtōr-ē \

Legal Definition of petitory

: made under admiralty or civil law to establish a right to ownership rather than to possession of property a petitory action

History and Etymology for petitory

Latin petitorius of a claim to ownership, from petere to go to or toward, seek, request

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“Petitory.” Merriam-Webster.com Legal Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/legal/petitory. Accessed 25 May. 2022.

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