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Petitory

petitory adj

[Latin petitorius of a claim to ownership, from petere to go to or toward, seek, request]
: made under admiralty or civil law to establish a right to ownership rather than to possession of property [a action]



Source: Merriam-Webster's Dictionary of Law ©1996. Merriam-Webster, Incorporated. Published under license with Merriam-Webster, Incorporated.