barratry


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barratry

(băr′ă-trē)
The practice of encouraging or sponsoring legal actions, esp. frivolous or unnecessary lawsuits.
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Reese's statements as the basis for indicting Fred Gray under Alabama's barratry statute.
And note here how by this immodest act the author depicts the great and evident derision that is made of these officials of barratry when one cheats and deceives someone; whence at last I am reminded by this author's fiction when I saw some people laughing and mocking amongst themselves behind someone else's back with mockery of teeth and extended tongues and making fart noises.
members does not raise traditional barratry concerns.
Piracy (see inset), barratry, and trans-national crime are examples of immediate threats to our trade routes.
Professor Williams was sympathetic, but he explained that if I entered the barrios to solicit business I would be committing barratry and be subject to disbarment.
Webster's defines barratry as "the practice of exciting and encouraging or maintaining lawsuits or quarrels: the persistent incitement of litigation.
In November, a Montgomery County jury found him guilty of five barratry counts in an "ambulance-chasing for profit" scheme and sentenced him to one year in jail and a $4,000 fine.
of the seas, fires, assailing thieves, pirates, rovers, jettisons, barratry of the Master and Mariners, and all other like losses.
This structure invites the reader to consider the ways in which simony corresponds to thievery, false prophecy to false counsel and barratry to sowing discord.
Criscione: "[C]ommon barratry and champerty have been .
But when you do find a man who honestly dislikes eating, suspect that man of simony, grand and petty larceny, barratry, and every other crime on the calendar.
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