- barraquer's disease,
- barrault, jean-louis,
- barred i
Origin of barratry
Examples from the Web for barratry
In Scotland, barratry is the crime committed by a judge who is induced by bribery to pronounce judgment.
But of all sins, that of “barratry” was one of the most hateful to him.
The instances of barratry and of common scolds, I believe, are the only exceptions.The Trial of Charles Random de Berenger, Sir Thomas Cochrane,|William Brodie Gurney
For barratry and major sea-crimes, the penalty was death and dismemberment.Merchantmen-at-Arms|David W. Bone
He looked at barratry from every side, and the more he looked the less he seemed to like it.Wild Justice: Stories of the South Seas|Lloyd Osbourne
Word Origin for barratry
early 15c., "sale of ecclesiastical or state offices," from Old French baraterie "deceit, guile, trickery," from barat "malpractice, fraud, deceit, trickery," of unknown origin, perhaps from Celtic. In marine law, "wrongful conduct by a ship's crew or officer, resulting in loss to owners," from 1620s. Meaning "offense of habitually starting legal suits" is from 1640s. Sense somewhat confused with that of Middle English baratri "combat, fighting" (c.1400), from Old Norse baratta "fight, contest strife." This was an active word in Middle English, with forms such as baraten "to disturb the peace" (mid-15c.); baratour "inciter to riot, bully" (late 14c., mid-13c. as a surname). Barataria Bay, Louisiana, U.S., is from Spanish baratear "to cheat, deceive," cognate of the French word; the bay so called in reference to the difficulty of its entry passages.