Petitory suit

(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.

See also: Petitory

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary, published 1913 by G. & C. Merriam Co.