barrater

barrator

[bar-uh-ter]
noun Law.
a person who commits barratry.
Also, barrater, barretor.


Origin:
1350–1400; Middle English barettour brawler, fighter < Anglo-French barretor, barator, Old French barateor, equivalent to barat(er) to make a disturbance, baret(er) to trick, cheat (< Vulgar Latin *prattāre < Greek prā́ttein to do, perform, manage; see practical) + -eor -ator

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barrator (ˈbærətə)
 
n
a person guilty of barratry
 
[C14: from Old French barateor, from barater to barter]

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