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Webster's Dictionary 1828 - Online Edition

Webster's Dictionary 1828

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Petty

PET'TY, adjective Small; little; trifling; inconsiderable; as a petty trespass; a petty crime.

1. Inferior; as a petty prince.

We usually write petty constable, petty jury, petty larceny, petty treason. [See Petit.]