a person guilty of barratry
Origin of barratorMiddle English baratour ; from Old French barateor, swindler ; from barater, to cheat ; from barate, fraud, strife ; from Old Norse baratta, quarrel ; from berja, to beat ; from Indo-European base an unverified form bher-, to cut from source Classical Latin ferire, to strike, kill
One who engages in barratry.
Origin of barratorMiddle English baratour, from Old French barateour, swindler, from barater, to cheat, perhaps from Vulgar Latin *prattare, from Greek prattein, to do.
- One who is guilty of barratry.
Old English baratour, Old French barateor deceiver, from Old French barater, bareter, to deceive, cheat, barter. See barter (intransitive verb).
barrator - Legal Definition
One who commits barratry. Also called barrato or common barrator.