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pettier, comparative; pettiest, superlative;
  1. Of little importance; trivial
    • - the petty divisions of party politics
  2. (of behavior) Characterized by an undue concern for trivial matters, esp. in a small-minded or spiteful way
    • - he was prone to petty revenge on friends and family
  3. Of secondary or lesser importance, rank, or scale; minor
    • - a petty official
  4. (of a crime) Of lesser importance
    • - petty theft

  1. junior-grade: inferior in rank or status; "the junior faculty"; "a lowly corporal"; "petty officialdom"; "a subordinate functionary"
  2. petit larceny: larceny of property having a value less than some amount (the amount varies by locale)
  3. fiddling: (informal) small and of little importance; "a fiddling sum of money"; "a footling gesture"; "our worries are lilliputian compared with those of countries that are at war"; "a little (or small) matter"; "a dispute over niggling details"; "limited to petty enterprises"; "piffling efforts ...
  4. contemptibly narrow in outlook; "petty little comments"; "disgusted with their small-minded pettiness"
  5. (pettily) in a petty way
  6. little, small, secondary in rank or importance; insignificant, trifling, or inconsiderable; narrow-minded, small-minded
  7. Also "Petty cash" this is a cash draw privilege for Staff. They draw cash from the office against salary for the season. There will be a limit on when and how much can be drawn at one time. One can not draw more than his/her salary amount for the summer. ...
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  9. offense A minor crime and for which the punishment is usually just a small fine or short term of imprisonment.