Petty

Definition of Petty

Pet´ty
a.1.Little; trifling; inconsiderable; also, inferior; subordinate; as, a petty fault; a petty prince.
Like a petty god
I walked about, admired of all.
- Milton.
Petty averages
See under Average.
Petty cash
money expended or received in small items or amounts.
Petty officer
a subofficer in the navy, as a gunner, etc., corresponding to a noncommissionned officer in the army.

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