\pɹa͡ɪˈɔːɹi piːtˈɛnti], \pɹaɪˈɔːɹi piːtˈɛnti], \p_ɹ_aɪ_ˈɔː_ɹ_i p_iː_t_ˈɛ_n_t_i]\
Definitions of PRIORI PETENTI
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To the person first applying. In probate practice, where there are several persons equally entitled to a grant of administration, (e. y., next of kin of the same degree,) the rule of the court is to make the grant priori petcnti, to the first applicant. Browne, Prob. Pr. 174; Coote, Prob. Pr. 173, ISO.
By Henry Campbell Black