Definition of Petition of Right in English:

Petition of Right

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  • 1British historical A parliamentary declaration of rights and liberties of the people assented to by Charles I in 1628.
  • 2 English Law , chiefly • historical A common-law remedy against the Crown for the recovery of property.

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