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English noun: barratry

1. barratry (act) traffic in ecclesiastical offices or preferments


Broader (hypernym)traffic

2. barratry (act) the crime of a judge whose judgment is influenced by bribery

Broader (hypernym)bribery, graft

3. barratry (act) (maritime law) a fraudulent breach of duty by the master of a ship that injures the owner of the ship or its cargo; includes every breach of trust such as stealing or sinking or deserting the ship or embezzling the cargo

Broader (hypernym)fraud

Domain categoryadmiralty law, marine law, maritime law

4. barratry (act) the offense of vexatiously persisting in inciting lawsuits and quarrels

Broader (hypernym)crime, criminal offence, criminal offense, law-breaking, offence, offense

Domain categoryjurisprudence, law

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