barratry

Noun
  • Traffic in ecclesiastical offices or preferments (synset 101116282)
  • The crime of a judge whose judgment is influenced by bribery (synset 100777963)
  • (maritime law) a fraudulent breach of duty by the master of a ship that injures the owner of the ship or its cargo
    Includes every breach of trust such as stealing or sinking or deserting the ship or embezzling the cargo (synset 100770890)
  • The offense of vexatiously persisting in inciting lawsuits and quarrels (synset 100766696)

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