barratry

Primary Meanings of barratry

1.
n
(maritime law) a fraudulent breach of duty by the master of a ship that injures the owner of the ship or its cargo; includes every breach of trust such as stealing or sinking or deserting the ship or embezzling the cargo
2.
n
the offense of vexatiously persisting in inciting lawsuits and quarrels
3.
n
traffic in ecclesiastical offices or preferments
4.
n
the crime of a judge whose judgment is influenced by bribery
Full Definitions of barratry
1

n (maritime law) a fraudulent breach of duty by the master of a ship that injures the owner of the ship or its cargo; includes every breach of trust such as stealing or sinking or deserting the ship or embezzling the cargo

Type of:
fraud
intentional deception resulting in injury to another person
2

n the offense of vexatiously persisting in inciting lawsuits and quarrels

Type of:
crime, criminal offence, criminal offense, law-breaking, offence, offense
(criminal law) an act punishable by law; usually considered an evil act
3

n traffic in ecclesiastical offices or preferments

Synonyms:
simony
Type of:
traffic
buying and selling; especially illicit trade
4

n the crime of a judge whose judgment is influenced by bribery

Type of:
bribery, graft
the practice of offering something (usually money) in order to gain an illicit advantage

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