Petitory suit
Petitory Pet"i*to*ry, a. [L. petitorius, fr. petere, petitum, to beg, ask: cf. F. p['e]titore.] Petitioning; soliciting; supplicating. --Sir W. Hamilton. [1913 Webster]

{Petitory suit} or {Petitory action} (Admiralty Law), a suit in which the mere title to property is litigated and sought to be enforced, as distinguished from a {possessory suit}; also (Scots Law), a suit wherein the plaintiff claims something as due him by the defendant. --Burrill. [1913 Webster]


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  • Petitory — Pet i*to*ry, a. [L. petitorius, fr. petere, petitum, to beg, ask: cf. F. p[ e]titore.] Petitioning; soliciting; supplicating. Sir W. Hamilton. [1913 Webster] {Petitory suit} or {Petitory action} (Admiralty Law), a suit in which the mere title to… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Petitory action — Petitory Pet i*to*ry, a. [L. petitorius, fr. petere, petitum, to beg, ask: cf. F. p[ e]titore.] Petitioning; soliciting; supplicating. Sir W. Hamilton. [1913 Webster] {Petitory suit} or {Petitory action} (Admiralty Law), a suit in which the mere… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • petitory — ˈped.əˌtōrē adjective Etymology: Latin petitorius, from petitus (past participle of petere to go to or toward, seek, request) + orius ory more at feather 1. archaic : petitionary, supplicatory 2 …   Useful english dictionary

  • Possessory suit — Possessory Pos*sess o*ry, a. [L. possessorius: cf. F. possessoire.] Of or pertaining to possession, either as a fact or a right; of the nature of possession; as, a possessory interest; a possessory lord. [1913 Webster] {Possessory action} or… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • action — Conduct; behavior; something done; the condition of acting; an act or series of acts. Term in its usual legal sense means a lawsuit brought in a court; a formal complaint within the jurisdiction of a court of law. Pathman Const. Co. v. Knox… …   Black's law dictionary

  • action — Conduct; behavior; something done; the condition of acting; an act or series of acts. Term in its usual legal sense means a lawsuit brought in a court; a formal complaint within the jurisdiction of a court of law. Pathman Const. Co. v. Knox… …   Black's law dictionary

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  • Possessory — Pos*sess o*ry, a. [L. possessorius: cf. F. possessoire.] Of or pertaining to possession, either as a fact or a right; of the nature of possession; as, a possessory interest; a possessory lord. [1913 Webster] {Possessory action} or {Possessory… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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