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[bar-i-tree] /ˈbær ɪ tri/
noun, Law.
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barratry

/ˈbærətrɪ/
noun
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
Derived Forms
barratrous, barretrous, adjective
barratrously, barretrously, adverb
Word Origin
C15: from Old French baraterie deception, from barater to barter
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