[ bar-uh-ter ]
/ ˈbær ə tər /
a person who commits barratry.
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Also bar·ra·ter, barretor.
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Example sentences from the Web for barrator
And, when the barrator had disappeared, he turned his talons on his fellow, and was clutched with him above the ditch.Dante: "The Central Man of All the World"|John T. Slattery
The barrator prolongs his answer so as to procure a respite from the fangs of his tormentors.The Divine Comedy of Dante Alighieri|Dante Alighieri
British Dictionary definitions for barrator
/ (ˈbærətə) /
a person guilty of barratry
Word Origin for barrator
C14: from Old French barateor, from barater to barter
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