Champertor
Champertor Cham"per*tor, n. [F. champarteur a divider of fields or field rent. See {Champerty}.] (Law) One guilty of champerty; one who purchases a suit, or the right of suing, and carries it on at his own expense, in order to obtain a share of the gain. [1913 Webster]

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  • Champertor — Champertors, in the words of the statute 33 Edw. I, are they who move pleas or suits, or cause them to be moved, either by their own procurement or others; and sue them at their proper costs, to have part of the land in variance, or part of the… …   Wikipedia

  • Champertor — A person who participates in *champerty; the Latin term for such a person was cambiparticeps …   Dictionary of Medieval Terms and Phrases

  • champertor — cham·per·tor …   English syllables

  • champertor — /chaempartsr/ In criminal law, one who makes or brings suits, or causes them to be moved or brought, either directly or indirectly, and maintains them at his own cost, upon condition of having a part of the gains or of the land in dispute. One… …   Black's law dictionary

  • champertor — /chaempartsr/ In criminal law, one who makes or brings suits, or causes them to be moved or brought, either directly or indirectly, and maintains them at his own cost, upon condition of having a part of the gains or of the land in dispute. One… …   Black's law dictionary

  • champertor — A person who commits champerty; the person who makes champertous agreement with a plaintiff or defendant. 14 Am J2d Champ § 3 …   Ballentine's law dictionary

  • champertor — ˈchampə(r)d.ə(r) noun ( s) Etymology: earlier champartour, champertour, from Middle French champarteor, from champart + eor or : one that engages in champerty …   Useful english dictionary

  • champerty — A species of maintenance, being a bargain made by one called the champertor with a plaintiff or defendant for a portion of the matter involved in a suit in case of a successful termination of the action, which the champertor undertakes to… …   Ballentine's law dictionary

  • Champerty — Legal term for an agreement with one side of a dispute to have a share in the property being disputed; this was clearly corrupt practice. Champerty was explicitly forbidden under statute by Edward III, as was *embracery. The Latin form is… …   Dictionary of Medieval Terms and Phrases

  • cambiparticeps — /ksmbapartaseps/ A champertor …   Black's law dictionary

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