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barrator (plural barrators)
- One who is guilty of barratry, vexing others with frequent and often groundless lawsuits; a brangler and pettifogger.
- 1860, Matthew Bacon, A New Abridgement of the Law, volume 2, page 75:
- But by Hawk. P. C. bk. 1, c. 21, if such suits are merely groundless, and brought only with a design to oppress the defendants, such a man may as properly be called a barrator as if he had stirred up others to bring them.
- One who abuses their office by dealing fraudulently.
- (archaic) A quarrelsome person, one who fights, a bully.
who vexes others with frequent and needless lawsuits
- Oxford English Dictionary, 1884–1928, and First Supplement, 1933.