pettifogger definition

  • noun:
    • A petty, quibbling, unscrupulous lawyer.
    • person who quibbles over trivia.
    • Someone who quibbles over trivia, and increases petty, irritating objections.
    • An unscrupulous or unethical attorney, specifically certainly one of reduced ability.
    • an attorney whom deals in petty instances; an attorney whoever methods tend to be mean and challenging; a substandard attorney.
    • An inferior attorney or attorney who is used in tiny or mean company.
    • The rockling.
    • a disputant whom quibbles; somebody who increases annoying petty objections
    • a person (especially legal counsel or politician) which utilizes unscrupulous or dishonest methods

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