Pet"i*to*ry(?), a. [L. petitorius, fr. petere, petitum, to beg, ask: cf. F. ptitore.] Petitioning; soliciting; supplicating. Sir W. Hamilton.
(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.
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