barretor

/baeratar/ A common mover, exciter, or maintainer of suits and quarrels either in courts or elsewhere in the country; a disturber of the peace who spreads false rumors and calumnies, whereby discord and disquiet may grow among neighbors. One who frequently excites and stirs up groundless suits and quarrels, either at law or otherwise. State v. Batson, 220 N.C. 411, 17 S.E.2d 511, 512, 513

Black's law dictionary. . 1990.

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  • barretor — /bar i teuhr/, n. Law. barrator. * * * …   Universalium

  • barretor — n. troublemaker, swindler, cheater …   English contemporary dictionary

  • barretor — Same as barrator …   Ballentine's law dictionary

  • barretor — variant of barrator * * * /bar i teuhr/, n. Law. barrator …   Useful english dictionary

  • common barretor — See common barratry …   Ballentine's law dictionary

  • barrator — /bar euh teuhr/, n. Law. a person who commits barratry. Also, barrater, barretor. [1350 1400; ME barettour brawler, fighter < AF barretor, barator, OF barateor, equiv. to barat(er) to make a disturbance, baret(er) to trick, cheat ( < VL *prattare …   Universalium

  • barrator — /baeratar/ One who commits barratry. See barretor …   Black's law dictionary

  • 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

  • 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 …   Black's law dictionary

  • common — Belonging or shared equally by more than one. Of frequent occurrence. Without special or distinguishing characteristics. An incorporeal hereditament which consists in a profit which one man has in connection with one or more others in the land of …   Black's law dictionary

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