Impetration Law and Legal Definition

Impetration refers to an act of petitioning for a writ. Impetration was commonly used in Ecclesiastical courts. Impetration is also an act of obtaining a papal benefice for the disposal of the king or other lay patron. In Webb v. Link, 1952 Pa. Dist. & Cnty. Dec. LEXIS 146 (Pa. C.P. 1952), it was held that if any subsequent writ is issued later than the statutory period, computed from the impetration of the prior writ, the former is ineffective and the action is barred.