noun English Law.
a court of summary jurisdiction for minor offenses that is held without a jury.
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- petty bourgeoisie,
- petty cash,
- petty jury,
- petty larceny,
- petty officer,
- petty, richard,
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Examples from the Web for petty sessions
But here we are at my box; come in and have some breakfast, and I'll drive you to petty-sessions after.
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