Petit

Definition of Petit

Pet´it
a.1.Small; little; insignificant; mean; - Same as Petty.
By what small, petit hints does the mind catch hold of and recover a vanishing notion.
- South.
Petit constable
an inferior civil officer, subordinate to the high constable.
Petit jury
a jury of twelve men, impaneled to try causes at the bar of a court; - so called in distinction from the grand jury.
Petit larceny
the stealing of goods of, or under, a certain specified small value; - opposed to grand larceny. The distinction is abolished in England.
Petit maître
A fop; a coxcomb; a ladies' man.
Petit serjeanty
(Eng. Law) the tenure of lands of the crown, by the service of rendering annually some implement of war, as a bow, an arrow, a sword, a flag, etc.
- Goldsmith.
Petit treason
formerly, in England, the crime of killing a person to whom the offender owed duty or subjection, as one's husband, master, mistress, etc. The crime is now not distinguished from murder.
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