Definition of Champerty

1. Noun. An unethical agreement between an attorney and client that the attorney would sue and pay the costs of the client's suit in return for a portion of the damages awarded. "Soliciting personal injury cases may constitute champerty"

Generic synonyms: Actus Reus, Misconduct, Wrongdoing, Wrongful Conduct
Category relationships: Jurisprudence, Law



Definition of Champerty

1. n. Partnership in power; equal share of authority.

Definition of Champerty

1. Noun. (legal) investing money into an individual’s law suit. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Champerty

1. [n -TIES]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Champerty

champaigns
champak
champaks
champansky
champart
champarts
champed
champeen
champeens
champer
champers
champerties
champertor
champertors
champertous
champerty (current term)
champeta
champfrein
champfreins
champian
champians
champignon
champignons
champing
champion
champion-elect
champion lode
championed
championess
championesses

Literary usage of Champerty

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1. The Law Journal Reports: New Series (1881)
"It has been contended that in order to constitute champerty ... Several cases have been cited in which champerty has been defined, and the proposition ..."

2. A Treatise on the Law of Crimes by William Lawrence Clark, William Lawrence Marshall, Herschel Bouton Lazell (1905)
"Maintenance and champerty.—Maintenance and champerty are misdemeanors at common law: 1. ... And champerty being maintenance in which the motive of the ..."

3. The Works of Jeremy Bentham by Jeremy Bentham, John Bowring (1839)
"MAINTENANCE AND champerty. thing, to find in a company of lords a zeal for ... I mean the antique laws against what are called Maintenance and champerty. ..."

4. Handbook of the Law of Torts by Heman Gerald Chapin (1917)
"MAINTENANCE AND champerty 103. "Maintenance [is] an officious intermeddling in a suit that noways belongs to one by maintaining or assisting either party ..."

5. Commentaries on the Criminal Law by Joel Prentiss Bishop (1877)
"champerty. § 131. How defined —Distinguished from Maintenance. —champerty differs from maintenance chiefly in this, that, in champerty, the compensation to ..."

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