n.1.One who lays informations, and encourages petty lawsuits.
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They might destroy first the great lords of the realm, and after the judges and lawyers, questmongers, and all other whom they undertook to be against the commons; for so they might procure peace and surety to themselves in time to come, if, despatching out of the way the great men, there should be an equality in liberty, no difference in degrees of nobility, but a like dignity and equal authority in all things brought in among them.