Petition-of-right sentence example

petition-of-right
  • The Petition of Right is not in terms applicable to Ireland.
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  • After rendering other valuable support to the popular cause, he took a most important part in drawing up the great Petition of Right.
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  • The Petition of Right was disregarded in Selden's.
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  • Though the authority of the courts had been strengthened by the Petition of Right and the act of 1640, it was still rendered insufficient by reason of the insecurity of judicial tenure, the fact that only the chancellor (a political as well as a legal officer) and the court of king's bench had undoubted right to issue the writ, and the inability or hesitation of the competent judges to issue the writ except during the legal term, which did not cover more than half the year.
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