Pluris Petitio Law and Legal Definition

Pluris petition is a claim for more than what is due. This generally arises in creditor debtor relation. Situation may arise were a creditor claims from his debtor more than that is due. Then the claim is to be modified for the expense for the actual amount. However, such a claim will not affect creditor’s right to obtain the due amount. Where the creditor makes a claim for huge increase than the original due, such material pluris petitio will annul the adjudication. When the claim is only a slight excess of real debt, it is considered only as a security to principal and interest. It must not include expenses or penalties.