pettifoggery

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Etymology[edit]

pettifogger +‎ -y

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Noun[edit]

pettifoggery (plural pettifoggeries)

  1. The actions of a pettifogger; a trivial quarrel.
    He was capable of using lawyerly rhetoric, at times, to the brink of pettifoggery.

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