barretry

/baeratriy/
barratry or barretry
The offense of frequently exciting and stirring up quarrels and suits, either at law or otherwise. State v. Batson, 220 N.C. 411, 17 S.E.2d 511, 512, 513.
In maritime law, an act committed by master or mariners of a vessel for some fraudulent or unlawful purpose contrary to their duty to owner and resulting in injury to owner. Isbell Enterprises, Inc. v. Citizens Cas. Co. of New York, D.C.Tex., 303 F.Supp. 549, 552.
See also barretor

Black's law dictionary. . 1990.

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  • barretry — [bar′ə trē, ber′ə trē] n. BARRATRY …   English World dictionary

  • barretry — Barratry Bar ra*try, n. [Cf. F. baraterie, LL. barataria. See {Barrator}, and cf. {Bartery}.] 1. (Law) The practice of exciting and encouraging lawsuits and quarrels. [Also spelt {barretry}.] Coke. Blackstone. [1913 Webster] 2. (Mar. Law) A… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • barretry — /bar i tree/, n. Law. barratry. * * * …   Universalium

  • barretry — n. fraud; act of regularly creating arguments and lawsuits …   English contemporary dictionary

  • barretry — Same as barratry …   Ballentine's law dictionary

  • barretry — /bar i tree/, n. Law. barratry …   Useful english dictionary

  • Barratry — Bar ra*try, n. [Cf. F. baraterie, LL. barataria. See {Barrator}, and cf. {Bartery}.] 1. (Law) The practice of exciting and encouraging lawsuits and quarrels. [Also spelt {barretry}.] Coke. Blackstone. [1913 Webster] 2. (Mar. Law) A fraudulent… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • barratry — barratrous, adj. /bar euh tree/, n. Law. 1. fraud by a master or crew at the expense of the owners of the ship or its cargo. 2. the offense of frequently exciting and stirring up lawsuits and quarrels. 3. the purchase or sale of ecclesiastical… …   Universalium

  • barratry — /baeratriy/ barratry or barretry The offense of frequently exciting and stirring up quarrels and suits, either at law or otherwise. State v. Batson, 220 N.C. 411, 17 S.E.2d 511, 512, 513. In maritime law, an act committed by master or mariners of …   Black's law dictionary

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