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petty treason

noun, English Law.

petit treason

[pet-ee] /ˈpɛt i/
noun, English Law.
1.
the killing of a husband by his wife, of a lord by his servant, or of an ecclesiastic by a subordinate ecclesiastic.
Origin of petit treason
1490-1500
1490-1500; < Anglo-French
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