Petition of right


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(Law) a petition to obtain possession or restitution of property, either real or personal, from the Crown, which suggests such a title as controverts the title of the Crown, grounded on facts disclosed in the petition itself.

See also: Petition

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary, published 1913 by G. & C. Merriam Co.
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Such was the Petition of Right assented to by Charles I., in the beginning of his reign.
Coke was already dead, but he had played a crucial role in the passage of the Petition of Right that had led to this.
This role of due process in precluding administrative adjudication remained familiar because of the Petition of Right. Charles I came to the throne in 1625, and he soon was demanding money not only as authorized by law but also on the basis of prerogative or administrative edicts.
Chapter 1, "Rights, Prerogatives and Law: The Petition of Right," investigates the acute constitutional issues driving the 1628 Petition of Right and their enactment on the stage.
They developed a legislative device known as a "petition of right." The format opened with a preamble of ritual obeisance, followed by a list of abuses they wanted corrected.
Chapter 1, "Rights, Prerogatives and Law: The Petition of Right," situates Jonson's The New Inn and Brome's The Love-sick Court or The Ambitious Politique in the context of the dissatisfaction expressed in 1628 by Parliament's Petition of Right, which urged the king to limit his legal prerogative.
He named Magna Carta (1215), Petition of Right, (1628) and the Bill of Rights (1689) in support.
In 1628, "an emboldened Parliament passed what was known as the Petition of Right" --applicable to all, including the king.
Those who use history to argue against the existence of a constitutional basis for sovereign immunity point to procedural devices by which the Crown could be sued--such as the petition of right, the monstrans de droit, and the traverse of office (1)--to infer that sovereign immunity did not exist in absolute form in English common law from the Middle Ages on; the argument by extension is that no such doctrine existed in the U.S.
Four centuries later, a train of abuses, including the denial of rights and privileges confirmed in Magna Carts, gave rise to the 1628 Petition of Right. The Petition of Right pressed the case of serious grievances by Parliament against the Crown.
One is the foundation of our law, wherein the judges are supposed to judge "with mercy and justice"; the Petition of Right gave us a ruling on not having people in our land we did not want; and the Bill of Rights of 1688 listed our freedoms, the right to defend ourselves, not to be fined without trial and so on.
And one of the first genuine juridical declarations of human rights to emerge from this process was England's Petition of Right, issued by Parliament in 1628.