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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • adj. Law Lesser; minor.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • adj. small or minor

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Small; little; insignificant; mean; -- Same as petty.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Small; petty; inferior
  • n. Same as petty.


Middle English, from Old French.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)



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  • "petit" "Petit" in Hungarian means: Pete (him)

    August 1, 2012