\pɛtˈɪtɪˌə͡ʊ], \pɛtˈɪtɪˌəʊ], \p_ɛ_t_ˈɪ_t_ɪ__ˌəʊ]\
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Lat. In the civil law. The plaintiff's statement of liis cause of action in an action in rem. Calvin. In old English law. Petition or demand ; the count in a real action ; the form of words in which a title to land was stated by the demandant. and which commenced with the word "peto." 1 Reeve, Eng. Law, 176.
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Edward Augustus Warriner
- An American clergyman and writer; born Massachusetts in 1829. He has written: "Victor La Tourette"; "Kear: Poem"; "I Am That I Am: A Metrical Essay"; "The Gate Called Beautiful".