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Synonyms for barratry

traffic in ecclesiastical offices or preferments


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the crime of a judge whose judgment is influenced by bribery

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(maritime law) a fraudulent breach of duty by the master of a ship that injures the owner of the ship or its cargo

the offense of vexatiously persisting in inciting lawsuits and quarrels

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Departing in the west from the Black Guelph barrators of Lucca, it encompasses the Pistoia of Vanni Fucci, Florence itself (and Prato), the southwest Tuscany of Griffolino's Siena as well as the northeast sector of Master Adamo's Casentino, and eventually extends beyond the borders of the Malebolge to embrace Ugolino's Pisa and even the islands of the Tuscan archipelago which are evoked in a nightmarish culminating cartographical flourish that implicates the entire peninsula in a prophetic apocalyptic furor: