Definition of Champerty in English :

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Champerty meaning in English

Meaning of Champerty in English

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Champerty pronunciation in English

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1. champerty

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

Example Sentences:
'soliciting personal injury cases may constitute champerty'

WordNet Lexical Database for English. Princeton University. 2010.


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noun plural -ties
(formerly) an illegal bargain between a party to litigation and an outsider whereby the latter agrees to pay for the action and thereby share in any proceeds recovered
See also maintenance

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nounWord forms: plural ˈchamperties
an act or proceeding by which a person who is not concerned in a lawsuit makes a bargain with one of the litigants to help maintain the costs of the suit in return for a share of any proceeds: illegal in most states

Webster’s New World College Dictionary, 4th Edition. Copyright © 2010 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt. All rights reserved.


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n. pl. cham·per·ties
A sharing in the proceeds of a lawsuit by an outside party who has funded or assisted in funding the litigation.

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