[pi-tish-ee-oh prin-sip-ee-ahy; Latin pe-tee-ti-oh pring-kip-i-ee] /pɪˈtɪʃ iˌoʊ prɪnˈsɪp iˌaɪ; Latin pɛˈti tɪˌoʊ prɪŋˈkɪp ɪˌi/
a fallacy in reasoning resulting from the assumption of that which in the beginning was set forth to be proved; begging the question.
(logic) a form of fallacious reasoning in which the conclusion has been assumed in the premises; begging the question Sometimes shortened to petitio
[pet-ee] /ˈpɛt i/ noun, Law. 1. . noun 1. a jury of 12 persons empanelled to determine the facts of a case and decide the issue pursuant to the direction of the court on points of law Also called petty jury Compare grand jury
[pet-ee] /ˈpɛt i/ noun, Law. 1. . noun 1. (formerly in England) the stealing of property valued at 12 pence or under. Abolished 1827 2. (in some states of the US) the theft of property having a value below a certain figure
[pet-ee mahl, mal; French puh-tee mal] /ˈpɛt i ˈmɑl, ˈmæl; French pə ti ˈmal/ noun, Pathology. 1. See under . [ep-uh-lep-see] /ˈɛp əˌlɛp si/ noun, Pathology. 1. a disorder of the nervous system, characterized either by mild, episodic loss of attention or sleepiness (petit mal) or by severe convulsions with loss of consciousness (grand mal) […]
[pet-i-ter, puh-tahy-ter] /ˈpɛt ɪ tər, pəˈtaɪ tər/ noun, Obsolete. 1. a seeker; an applicant or candidate.