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Meaning of PETTIFOGGERY

 
Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
\Pet"ti*fog`ger*y\, n.; pl. -{ies}.
The practice or arts of a pettifogger; disreputable tricks;
quibbles.

      Quirks of law, and pettifoggeries.       --Barrow.

 
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