Definition of "petitory"
  1. Refers to a legal claim made with the intent of confirming one's ownership rights over a property, rather than asserting rights to possession of it, typically seen in admiralty or civil law contexts
How to use "petitory" in a sentence
  1. The lawyer filed a petitory action to assert his client's ownership rights over the disputed ship.
  2. The defendant responded with a petitory claim, challenging the plaintiff's claim to ownership of the contested assets.
  3. Under civil law, a petitory suit is often required to establish legal ownership of a property.

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