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 {Possessory suit} (Law), an action to regain or obtain possession of something. See under {Petitory}. [1913 Webster]


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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

  • Possessory action — 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

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  • possessory action — noun : an action at law founded on a right of possession and brought to recover or obtain possession as: a. (1) : a real action formerly used under Old English law to regain possession of a freehold (2) : an action founded on mere possession and… …   Useful english dictionary

  • 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… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 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

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  • 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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