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n.1.(Law) One guilty of champerty; one who purchases a suit, or the right of suing, and carries it on at his own expense, in order to obtain a share of the gain.
Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary, published 1913 by G. & C. Merriam Co.
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(72) See Radin, supra note 55, at 71 ("If we dealt with this as a matter of abstract logic, it would be hard to justify the objection to champerty either in the case of lay champertors or lawyers.").