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PETITORY ACTION Definition & Legal Meaning

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A droitural action ; that is. one in which the plaintiff seeks to establish and enforce, by an appropriate legal proceeding, his right of property, or his title, to the subject-matter in dispute; as distinguished from a possessory action, where the right to the possession is the point In litigation, and not the mere right of property. The term is chiefly used in admiralty. 1 Kent, Comm. 371; The Tilton, 5 Mason, 465, Fed. Cas. No. 14,054. In Scotch law. Actions in which damages are sought. PETO 898 PICKETING


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