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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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218) As a result, he was arrested under a state misdemeanor barratry statute, which prohibited lawyers from representing individuals without their consent.
58-60, Dante had been exiled on a false charge of barratry.
27) See, eg, the definition of barratry, as to which see below.
Here the author shows how the sin of barratry and these grafters should be derided by everyone; surely any such reprehensible sound signifies derision.
According to Rules for defining the size of damage caused by death or life during a road accident, for the purposes of compulsory driver's liability insurance, damage caused by death or injury occurring during a road accident must be compensated without taking into account the barratry of the injured person or the absence of the fault of tortfeasor.
This rationale and disdain for lawyer solicitation goes back to the 19th century, when state barratry statutes criminalized the conduct.
Any restrictions on sale would derive from state laws and rules against barratry and champetry, which are "extrinsic" to the claim itself.
1997) ("We rule that the common law doctrines of champerty, barratry, and maintenance no longer shall be recognized in Massachusetts.
In the coming weeks, Engelhardt would introduce legislation in Alabama to ban barratry (the crime of instigating litigation), a bill to prohibit the blacks formerly of Tuskegee from creating their own city, and a bill to dissolve Macon County altogether if black people were to ever gain political control.
nonparty class members to solicitation amounting to barratry as well as
Those sins (such as barratry, scolding, chiding, and cursing) were seen as socially disruptive and therefore dangerous; they were given a great deal of attention in the genre of pastoral literature which expanded following the Fourth Lateran Council of 1215.
An' fer attempted barratry they'll stuff him in the hokey-pokey fer the next ten--Hey
Funding companies also must steer clear of states that enforce the centuries-old legal doctrines of champerty, barratry, and maintenance, which prohibit nonparties from promoting or investing in lawsuits.