petitory, a. [L. petitorius, fr. petere, petitum, to beg, ask: cf. F. pétitore.].
Petitory suit or Petitory action (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. Burrill.