Definition of barretry. Meaning of barretry. Synonyms of barretry

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Definition of barretry

Barratry Bar"ra*try, n. [Cf. F. baraterie, LL. barataria. See Barrator, and cf. Bartery.] 1. (Law) The practice of exciting and encouraging lawsuits and quarrels. [Also spelt barretry.] --Coke. Blackstone. 2. (Mar. Law) A fraudulent breach of duty or willful act of known illegality on the part of a master of a ship, in his character of master, or of the mariners, to the injury of the owner of the ship or cargo, and without his consent. It includes every breach of trust committed with dishonest purpose, as by running away with the ship, sinking or deserting her, etc., or by embezzling the cargo. --Kent. Part. 3. (Scots Law) The crime of a judge who is influenced by bribery in pronouncing judgment. --Wharton.

Meaning of barretry from wikipedia

- Barratry is a legal term with several meanings. It can refer to: Barratry (common law), litigation for the purpose of har****ment or profit Ambulance chasing...