Pettifog

Definition of Pettifog

Pet´ti`fog
v. i.1.To do a petty business as a lawyer; also, to do law business in a petty or tricky way.
[imp. & p. p. Pettifogged ; p. pr. & vb. n. Pettifogging .]
v. t.1.To advocate like a pettifogger; to argue trickily; as, to pettifog a claim.

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argue, argufy, bandy words, bicker, carp, catch at straws, cavil, choplogic, contend, contest, cross swords, cut and thrust, cut up, discept, dispute, fault-find, find fault, give and take, hassle, have it out, join issue, lock horns, logomachize, moot, nitpick, pick holes, pick to pieces, plead, polemicize, polemize, pull apart, pull to pieces, quibble, spar, take exception, take sides, tear apart, tear to pieces, thrash out, try conclusions, wrangle
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