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PETIT, sometimes corrupted into petty. A French word signifying little, small. It is frequently used, as petit larceny, petit jury, petit treason.

PETIT, TREASON, English law. The killing of a master by his servant; a husband by his wife; a superior by a secular or religious man. In the United States this is like any other murder. See High, Treason; Treason.

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Petit acknowledged that France have a significant advantage with three days extra rest since their e played on land a week ere already last group game.
What Petit wants now is for Arsenal to show the same response as they have after other setbacks this season.
Returning from a break, Petit Mouchoir faces a tough task against Footpad in a fascinating five-horse race, in which both Gigginstown House Stud (Petit Mouchoir and Tycoon Prince) and J P McManus (Demi Sang and Any Second Now) will be doubly-represented.
Though "Miss LeGrand" never completely reined in her hatred of the German occupiers, the imprisoned Petit gave full vent to her patriotic rage: She insulted guards, scribbled pro-Belgian graffiti on her prison walls, and shouted during her trial and at her execution.
Leadbetter and Clayton are like Vieira and Petit at Arsenal," said Holloway.
The investment in the short-term hire fleet will significantly reduce the age of trucks available and will enable Petit Forestier to provide customers with greater choice and availability of the latest models.
It has been suggested that Henry should be afforded one last outing for France, as a farewell match, and Petit, 44, can see the merit but suspects he is in a minority.
John learned of Petit Manseng from his long-time Virginia mentor, Dennis Norton, owner of Morton Vineyards in Gordonsville, Va.
Al Khayyat Investments, a leading Dubai-based conglomerate, has opened the first Petit Bateau boutique store in Dubai Mall, following a UAE franchise agreement with the French brand.
Acclaimed choreographer Roland Petit, whose creations dazzled stages from Paris to Hollywood and inspired dancers, writers and designers has died.
Summary: French choreographer and dancer Roland Petit, who helped set up Les Ballets des Champs-Elysees and formed several more dance companies, died Sunday in Geneva at the age of 87.