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 part
Origin of champertyMiddle English champartie from Old French champart the lord's share of the tenant's crop from Medieval Latin campars, campīpars Latin campī genitive of campus field ; see campus. Latin pars part ; see part.
- (law) investing money into an individual’s law suit.
From Middle English champartie, from Middle French champart (“field rent – portion of produce of field paid to feudal lord”), probably from Latin campī (“fields”) pars (“part”), with first term in turn from Proto-Indo-European *kamp- (“to bend; crooked”). Compare modern English campus and French champ (“field”).
champerty - Legal Definition