what is difference between barrater and barrator
barrater (plural barraters)
- Alternative form of barrator
From Middle English baratour, from Old French barateor (“deceiver”), from Old French barater, bareter (“to deceive, cheat, barter”). Compare barter (intransitive verb).
- IPA(key): /ˈbæɹətə(ɹ)/
barrator (plural barrators)
- One who is guilty of barratry, vexing others with frequent and often groundless lawsuits; a brangler and pettifogger.
- One who abuses their office by dealing fraudulently.
- (obsolete) One who buys or sells political or ecclesiastic offices.
- A judge who accepts bribes.
- (maritime, admiralty law) A ship’s master who commits gross fraud or barratry.
- (archaic) A quarrelsome person, one who fights, a bully.
- Oxford English Dictionary, 1884–1928, and First Supplement, 1933.