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BARRETRY Definition & Legal Meaning

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In criminal law. The act or offense of a barretor, (q. v.;) usually called “common barretry.” The offense of frequently exciting and stirring up suits and quarrels, either at law or otherwise. 4 Bl. Comm. 134; 4 Steph. Comm. 262.


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