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  • WordNet 3.6
    • n pettifoggery a quarrel about petty points
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Pettifoggery The practice or arts of a pettifogger; disreputable tricks; quibbles. "Quirks of law, and pettifoggeries ."
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n pettifoggery The practice of a pettifogger; conduct becoming to a pettifogger; tricks; quibbles.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Pettifoggery mean tricks: quibbles
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
Petty, and obs. fog, to cheat (cf. Old Dut. focker).


In literature:

It was with pettifoggery and intrigues that Greek liberty ended.
"The Ego and His Own" by Max Stirner

In news:

The Peregrinations & Pettifoggery of W. Ben Model appears in the following.