barrator

[ bar-uh-ter ]
/ ˈbær ə tər /
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noun Law.

a person who commits barratry.

Nearby words

  1. barranca,
  2. barrancabermeja,
  3. barranquilla,
  4. barraquer's disease,
  5. barras,
  6. barratry,
  7. barrault,
  8. barrault, jean-louis,
  9. barre,
  10. barred

Also bar·ra·ter, barretor.

Origin of barrator

1350–1400; Middle English barettour brawler, fighter < Anglo-French barretor, barator, Old French barateor, equivalent to barat(er) to make a disturbance, baret(er) to trick, cheat (< Vulgar Latin *prattāre < Greek prā́ttein to do, perform, manage; see practical) + -eor -ator

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British Dictionary definitions for barrator

barrator

/ (ˈbærətə) /

noun

a person guilty of barratry

Word Origin for barrator

C14: from Old French barateor, from barater to barter

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