(comparative more barratrous, superlative most barratrous)
- (law) Tainted with, or constituting, barratry.
Variant of barratry
- Obsolete the buying or selling of ecclesiastical or civil positions
- the criminal offense of habitually bringing about quarrels or lawsuits
- Maritime Law wrongful conduct on the part of a ship's officer or crew that results in loss to the owners
Origin of barratryFrench baraterie, origin, originally , misuse of office ; from barater: see barrator