Definitions from Black's Law Dictionary: 2nd Edition and Ballentine's Law Dictionary as are available for each term in each dictionary.
  • Black's Law Dictionary: 2nd Edition

    In criminal law. A common mover, exciter or maintainer of suits and quarrels either in courts or elsewhere in the country; a disturber of the peace who spreads false rumors and calumnies, whereby discord and disquiet may grow among neighbors. Co. Litt 368.
    —Common barretor. One who frequently excites and stirs up groundless suits and quarrels, either at law or otherwise. State v. Chit-ty, 1 Bailey, (S. O.) 379; Com. v. Davie, 11 Pick. (Mass.) 482.