barretry

barretry

[bar-i-tree]
noun Law.
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barratry or barretry (ˈbærətrɪ)
 
n
1.  criminal law (formerly) the vexatious stirring up of quarrels or bringing of lawsuits
2.  maritime law a fraudulent practice committed by the master or crew of a ship to the prejudice of the owner or charterer
3.  Scots law the crime committed by a judge in accepting a bribe
4.  the purchase or sale of public or Church offices
 
[C15: from Old French baraterie deception, from barater to barter]
 
barretry or barretry
 
n
 
[C15: from Old French baraterie deception, from barater to barter]
 
'barratrous or barretry
 
adj
 
'barretrous or barretry
 
adj
 
'barratrously or barretry
 
adv
 
'barretrously or barretry
 
adv

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