Barratry

Dictionary: 
Ballentine's Law Dictionary

The offense of practicing the excitement of quarrels or litigation. See 36 Am. Rep. 579. A grossly negligent or unlawful act of a master or crew of a ship, without the owner’s authority. See 3 L. Ed. (U. S.) 481.

Author: 
James A. Ballentine
Publisher: 
The Bobbs-Merrill Company
Year Published: 
1916
Genre: 
Law Dictionary