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Pettifoggery  n.  (pl. pettifoggeries)  The practice or arts of a pettifogger; disreputable tricks; quibbles; chicanery. "Quirks of law, and pettifoggeries."

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"Pettifoggery" Quotes from Famous Books

... a stay which he had at first intended to make long enough to entitle him to be registered as an advocate, and eventually to enter the legal profession; but he returned to Bourgogne to take charge of an attorney's practice for which his father paid thirty thousand francs. However, abandoning pettifoggery, Soudry soon found himself deputy king's attorney in a department of Bourgogne, and, in 1817, king's attorney under Attorney-General Bourlac, whom he replaced in 1821, thanks to the influence of Francois Gaubertin. He then ...
— Repertory Of The Comedie Humaine, Complete, A — Z • Anatole Cerfberr and Jules Franois Christophe

Words linked to "Pettifoggery" :   row, bicker, words, bickering, tiff, run-in, squabble, dustup, quarrel, pettifog, fuss, spat, wrangle

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