barrator[bar′ə tər, ber′-]
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
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.
Old English baratour, Old French barateor deceiver, from Old French barater, bareter, to deceive, cheat, barter. See barter (intransitive verb).
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