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E. Cobham Brewer 1810–1897. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. 1898.
 
Petaud.
 
’Tis the court of King Petaud, where everyone is master. There is no order or discipline at all. This is a French proverb. Petaud is a corruption of peto (I beg), and King Petaud means king of the beggars, in whose court all are equal. (See ALSATIA.)   1
 


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