- Having the quality of champerty, being an instance of champerty.
- Champertous contracts may be voided.
From Old French champart.
Variant of champerty
Law an act or proceeding by which a person who is not concerned in a lawsuit makes a bargain with one of the litigants to help maintain the costs of the suit in return for a share of any proceeds: illegal in most states
Origin of champertyMiddle English champartie ; from Old French champart, the lord's share in the crop of a tenant's land ; from Classical Latin campi pars ; from campi, genitive of campus, field + pars, part: see campus and amp; part