a noncommissioned U.S. Navy rank with three grades.
one of the minor officers on a merchant ship, as a boatswain or carpenter.
a noncommissioned officer in a naval service, comparable in rank to a sergeant in an army or marine corps
noun, English Law. 1. . [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.
noun, English Law. 1. a court of summary jurisdiction for minor offenses that is held without a jury. noun 1. (functioning as singular or pl) another term for magistrates’ court
[pech-uh-luh ns] /ˈpɛtʃ ə ləns/ noun 1. the state or quality of being . 2. a speech or action. n. c.1600, “insolence, immodesty,” from French pétulance (early 16c.), from Latin petulantia “sauciness, impudence,” noun of quality from petulantem (see petulant). Meaning “peevishness” is recorded from 1784, from influence of pettish, etc. It displaced earlier petulancy […]
[pech-uh-luh n-see] /ˈpɛtʃ ə lən si/ noun, plural petulancies. Rare. 1. .