Common barrator

(Law) one who makes a business of instigating litigation.

See also: Common

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary, published 1913 by G. & C. Merriam Co.
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It was used as a punishment for women charged, as Professor William Rees writes in the 1962 book Cardiff: A History of the City, with being "a scold, common barrator or scandal-monger or a common eavesdropper and hearkener after news".
It was used as a punishment for women charged, as Professor William Rees writes in the 1962 book, Cardiff: A History of the City, with being "a scold, common barrator or scandal-monger or a common eavesdropper and hearkener after news".