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First published 1983 (DOST Vol. V).
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Petent, n. [Cf. L. petens, -entis, pres. p. of petere. Cf. Petitio(u)n(e n.] A petitioner; a plaintiff in an action commenced by petition. — 1589 Burntisland B. Ct. 15 Aug.
The said petent and his procurator protestis incais the said inquist serwe nocht conforme to his clame [etc.]

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