Definition of Petre

1. n. See Saltpeter.



Definition of Petre

1. Proper noun. (Ancient Greek male given name). ¹

2. Noun. (archaic) saltpetre ¹

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Definition of Petre

1. saltpetre (potassium nitrate) [n -S]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Petre

petnapers
petnaping
petnapings
petnapped
petnapper
petnappers
petnapping
petnaps
petong
petrale
petrale sole
petrales
petralogy
petraries
petrary
petre
petrean
petrel
petrels
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petrescence
petrescent
petrichloral
petrichor
petricolous
petrifact
petrifaction
petrifactions
petrifactive
petrific

Literary usage of Petre

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Who's who by Henry Robert Addison, Charles Henry Oakes, William John Lawson, Douglas Brooke Wheelton Sladen (1897)
"113 Sloane Street, SW Petre, Hon. Frederick Charles, 3rd s. of llth Baron Petre; b. ... Petre, Lady Gwendoline, sister of 17th Earl of Shrewsbury; b. ..."

2. English Reports in Law and Equity: Containing Reports of Cases in the House by Edmund Hatch Bennett, Chauncey Smith, Great Britain Parliament. House of Lords, Great Britain Courts (1851)
"Petre v. Petre.I May 9, 1851. Trusts — Deficiency — Apportionment. PWP assigned by deed to a trustee all his expectations under the will, or as next of kin, ..."

3. The Revised Reports: Being a Republication of Such Cases in the English by Frederick Pollock, Robert Campbell, Oliver Augustus Saunders, Arthur Beresford Cane, Joseph Gerald Pease, William Bowstead, Great Britain Courts (1907)
"G. Petre was an infant of the age of twelve, and on the death of G. TV. Petre tlie remainder in fee in the Craven estates descended to G. Petre, ..."

4. Collins's Peerage of England; Genealogical, Biographical, and Historical by Arthur Collins, Egerton Brydges (1812)
"Petre L0RD Petre. IN 2 Edward IV. WILLIAM Petre, on an inquisition* take* after the death of Alice Storke (the wife of John Storke. who had first been ..."

5. Reports of Cases Decided in the High Court of Chancery: In 1852 [-1859 by Sir Richard Torin Kindersley, Great Britain Court of Chancery, John Jackson Smale (1853)
"When Petre Lady Stourton died, her life had to be replaced; ... On the 15th April 1785, the ninth Lord Petre, Lady Stourton''s heir and executor, ..."

6. Illustrations of the Literary History of the Eighteenth Century.: Consisting by John Nichols (1817)
"Lord Petre * to Dr. RICHARDSON. " SIR, Thorndon, Oct. 30, 1734. " I cannot any longer defer assuring you that I was very sensibly mortified that it was not ..."

7. London: Being an Accurate History and Description of the British Metropolis by David Hughson (1809)
"Beneath the effigy of lady Catherine, the resemblance of £ve daughters wrought in marble; underneath that of lord William Petre, are their eight sons, ..."

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