champerty

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English[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

From Middle English champartie, from Middle French champart (field rent (portion of produce of field paid to feudal lord)), probably from Latin campī (fields) + pars (part).[1]

Noun[edit]

champerty (countable and uncountable, plural champerties)

  1. (law) The investing of money into an individual's lawsuit.

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References[edit]

  1. ^ champerty” in Douglas Harper, Online Etymology Dictionary, 2001–2019.