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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

Origin and Etymology of petitory

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


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