Definition of Pettifoggery. Meaning of Pettifoggery. Synonyms of Pettifoggery

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Definition of Pettifoggery

Pettifoggery
Pettifoggery Pet"ti*fog`ger*y, n.; pl. -ies. The practice or arts of a pettifogger; disreputable tricks; quibbles. Quirks of law, and pettifoggeries. --Barrow.

Meaning of Pettifoggery from wikipedia

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- another opinion, Kale v. Obuchowski, which derided a lawyer's argument as "pettifoggery" and concluded that the appeal was "frivolous, doomed and sanctionable"...
- guarantee a swift sentence. Many lawyers exploited the law by using pettifoggery to delay sentences, so that the prisoners would be benefited by it. The...
- than simply paying him, the Mayor and his Cabinet attempt to use legal pettifoggery to trick him into an agreement whereby he must deposit a certain amount...
- get a job as journalist, and worked as a manual worker. In 1983, after pettifoggery by the Yugoslav secret police, Ošlak decided to move to Austria. He settled...
- objections were some legitimate concerns "amply mixed with ludicrous pettifoggery and ****-covering", causing him to leave in the redacted bits, complete...
- the same time Dunin-Marcynkievič ridicules the tsarist court and the pettifoggery and bribe-taking of the Russian imperial bureaucrats who themselves breach...
- literary reference. The particular target of his anger is small-town pettifoggery. The self-congratulatory tabloid editorial justifying anti-union violence...