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CHAMPERTY

 Dictionary entry overview: What does champerty mean? 

CHAMPERTY (noun)
  The noun CHAMPERTY has 1 sense:

1. 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

  Familiarity information: CHAMPERTY used as a noun is very rare.


 Dictionary entry details 


CHAMPERTY (noun)


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Meaning:

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

Classified under:

Nouns denoting acts or actions

Context example:

soliciting personal injury cases may constitute champerty

Hypernyms ("champerty" is a kind of...):

actus reus; misconduct; wrongdoing; wrongful conduct (activity that transgresses moral or civil law)

Domain category:

jurisprudence; law (the collection of rules imposed by authority)


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