barrator[bar′ə tər, ber′-]
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 *prattāre, from Greek prāttein, to do.
- One who is guilty of barratry.
barrator - Legal Definition
One who commits barratry. Also called barrato or common barrator.