Part of speech: adjective

Small; lesser; minor; petty; used in law phrases.

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Usage examples "petit":

  1. 1800. Inns: Blanc; Petit; Temple Protestant. - "The South of France--East Half", Charles Bertram Black.
  2. Our journey, of four hours, takes us through a succession of grandiose and charming prospects, and lonely little villages, at which we pick up letters, and drop numbers of Le Petit Journal, probably all the literature they get. - "Holidays in Eastern France", Matilda Betham-Edwards.
  3. An Address to our present Petit- Maitres. - "The Merry-Thought: or the Glass-Window and Bog-House Miscellany. Part 1", Samuel Johnson [AKA Hurlo Thrumbo] Commentator: George R. Guffey.