Concerning or pertaining to a person's right or title to property, as distinguished from his right to the possession of it.

Ballentine's law dictionary. . 1998.

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  • Droitural — Droi tu*ral, a. (O. Eng. Law) relating to the mere right of property, as distinguished from the right of possession; as, droitural actions. [Obs.] Burrill. [1913 Webster] || …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • droitural — /droycharal/ What belongs of right; relating to right; as real actions are either droitural or possessory, droitural when the plaintiff seeks to recover the property …   Black's law dictionary

  • droitural — ˈdrȯichərəl adjective Etymology: French droiture straightforwardness, honesty (from droit straight, upright from Latin directus straight, direct + ure) + English al more at dress : relating to right or title of property as distinguished from… …   Useful english dictionary

  • droitural — /droy cheuhr euhl/, adj. Law. pertaining to right of ownership as distinguished from right of possession. [1840 50; < F droiture equity, uprightness (see DROIT, URE) + AL1] * * * …   Universalium

  • droitural — adj. of the right of ownership (Law) …   English contemporary dictionary

  • droitural — droi·tu·ral …   English syllables

  • droitural action — An action to recover land of which the plaintiff had lost both the possession and the right thereto …   Ballentine's law dictionary

  • action — Conduct; behavior; something done; the condition of acting; an act or series of acts. Term in its usual legal sense means a lawsuit brought in a court; a formal complaint within the jurisdiction of a court of law. Pathman Const. Co. v. Knox… …   Black's law dictionary

  • droit —   n. right ; law; justice.    ♦ droit du seigneur, feudal lord s right to enjoy female vassal on her wedding night.    ♦ droitural, a. pertaining to right to property …   Dictionary of difficult words

  • petitory action — /petat(a)riy akshan/ A droitural action; that is, one in which the plaintiff seeks to establish and enforce, by an appropriate legal proceeding, his right of property, or his title, to the subject matter in dispute; as distinguished from a… …   Black's law dictionary

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