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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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(Law) a person guilty of barratry
[C14: from Old French barateor, from barater to barter]
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bar•ra•tor(ˈbær ə tər)
a person who commits barratry.
[1350–1400; Middle English barettour brawler < Old French barateor, derivative of barat(er) to make a disturbance, trick < Vulgar Latin *prattāre < Greek prattein to do; see practical]
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