Pestilence, n.

    1. Plague, pest.
    2. Plague, pest, infectious disease, contagious disease, fatal epidemic.

Pestilent, a.

    1. Pestilential, contagious, infectious, malignant.
    2. Mischievous, noxious, evil, injurious, malign, deadly.
    3. Troublesome, mischievous, corrupt, pernicious, vexatious.

Pestilential, a.

    1. Infectious, contagious, catching, malignant, poisonous, pestilent.
    2. Pestiferous, pest-bearing.
    3. Mischievous, destructive, ruinous, deadly, pernicious.

Pet, n.

    1. Fondling, darling, favorite.
    2. Angry mood, fit of peevishness, miff (colloq.).

Pet, a. Favorite, especially liked, petted.

Pet, v. a. Fondle, indulge, caress, make much of.

Peter-pence, n. Rome-scot, Peter’s pence.

Peter’s fish. Haddock.

Petiole, n. (Bot.) Leaf-stalk.

Petition, n. Request, prayer, supplication, entreaty, suit, solicitation, application, appeal, address.

Petition, v. a. Entreat, pray, supplicate, solicit, crave, ask, beg, apply to, make application to, prefer a request to.

Petitioner, n. Suppliant, solicitor, applicant, suitor.

Petitio principii. [L.] (Log.) Begging of the question, taking for granted the question in dispute.

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