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bar·ra·toralso bar·ra·ter (băr′ə-tər)
One who engages in barratry.
[Middle English baratour, from Old French barateour, swindler, from barater, to cheat, perhaps from Vulgar Latin *prattāre, from Greek prāttein, to do.]
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