[ lanz-doun ]
/ ˈlænz daʊn /
Henry Charles Keith Pet·ty-Fitz·mau·rice [pet-ee-fits-mawr-is, -mor-] /ˈpɛt i fɪtsˈmɔr ɪs, -ˈmɒr-/, 5th Marquis of,1845–1927, British statesman: viceroy of India 1888–94, foreign secretary 1900–05.
William Petty Fitz·mau·rice [fits-mawr-is, -mor-] /fɪtsˈmɔr ɪs, -ˈmɒr-/, 2nd Earl of Shelburne, 1st Marquis of,1737–1805, British statesman: prime minister 1782–83.
a city in SE Pennsylvania.
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Definition for second earl of shelburne (2 of 3)
[ pet-ee ]
/ ˈpɛt i /
Richard,born 1937, U.S. racing-car driver.
William, 2nd Earl of Shelburne, 1st Marquis of Lansdowne. William Petty Fitzmaurice Lansdowne.
Definition for second earl of shelburne (3 of 3)
[ shel-burn ]
/ ˈʃɛl bɜrn /
William Petty Fitzmaurice, 2nd Earl of, 1st Marquess of Lansdowne. William Petty Fizmaurice Lansdowne.
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British Dictionary definitions for second earl of shelburne (1 of 3)
/ (ˈlænzdaʊn) /
1st Marquess of. See (William Petty Fitzmaurice) Shelburne
British Dictionary definitions for second earl of shelburne (2 of 3)
/ (ˈpɛtɪ) /
adjective -tier or -tiest
trivial; trifling; inessentialpetty details
of a narrow-minded, mean, or small-natured disposition or characterpetty spite
minor or subordinate in rankpetty officialdom
law of lesser importance
Derived Formspettily, adverbpettiness, noun
Word Origin for petty
C14: from Old French petit
British Dictionary definitions for second earl of shelburne (3 of 3)
/ (ˈʃɛlbɜːn) /
2nd Earl of, title of William Petty Fitzmaurice, also called (from 1784) 1st Marquess of Lansdowne. 1737–1805, British statesman; prime minister (1782–83)
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