Definition of Petty Bag in English:

Petty Bag

noun

English Law
historical
  • An office of the common-law jurisdiction of the Court of Chancery, dealing with suits for and against the Lord Chancellor's staff, and with minor process and proceedings by recognizances, scire facias, or writs of extent on statutes, or to repeal letters patent, etc. Frequently attributive.

Origin

Late Middle English. From petty + bag, after Anglo-Norman petite bagge.

Pronunciation

Petty Bag

/ˈpɛtɪ baɡ/