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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


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n. - The offence of vexatiously persisting in inciting lawsuits and quarrels; (maritime law) a fraudulent breach of duty by the master of a ship that injures the owner of the ship or its cargo; The crime of a judge whose judgment is influenced by bribery;

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  • For example, in the U.S. states of California, Pennsylvania, and Virginia, barratry is a misdemeanor, while in Texas, it is a felony.
  • In criminal and civil law, barratry is the act or practice of bringing repeated legal actions solely to harass.
  • It is not the same as barratry, which is active encouragement of lawsuits.
  • (The judge passed over the complaint about "barratry" in silence.) for more
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