Definition of petitory in English:

petitory

adjective

  • 1Law. Of a claim: made or established by means of a petition to a court; (Scottish Law) characterized by laying claim to something, especially to a title or right of ownership.

  • 2Generally. Characterized by asking, soliciting, or entreating; petitionary, supplicatory.

Origin

Late Middle English. From classical Latin petītōrius of or concerning a claim to ownership (2nd cent. a.d.), in post-classical Latin also relating to a request, either from petītor + -ius, suffix forming adjectives, or from petīt-, past participial stem of petere to seek + -ōrius.

Pronunciation

petitory

/ˈpɛtɪt(ə)ri/