barrater vs barrator what difference

what is difference between barrater and barrator

English

Noun

barrater (plural barraters)

  1. Alternative form of barrator


English

Alternative forms

  • barrater
  • barretor

Etymology

From Middle English baratour, from Old French barateor (deceiver), from Old French barater, bareter (to deceive, cheat, barter). Compare barter (intransitive verb).

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /ˈbæɹətə(ɹ)/

Noun

barrator (plural barrators)

  1. One who is guilty of barratry, vexing others with frequent and often groundless lawsuits; a brangler and pettifogger.
  2. One who abuses their office by dealing fraudulently.
    1. (obsolete) One who buys or sells political or ecclesiastic offices.
    2. A judge who accepts bribes.
    3. (maritime, admiralty law) A ship’s master who commits gross fraud or barratry.
  3. (archaic) A quarrelsome person, one who fights, a bully.

Translations

References

  • Oxford English Dictionary, 1884–1928, and First Supplement, 1933.

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