What is CHAMPERTOR?

In criminal law. One who makes pleas or suits, or causes them to be moved, either directly or indirectly, and sues them at his proper costs, upon condition of having a part of the gain. One guilty of champerty. St. 33 Edw. I. c. 2.

More On This Topic



Link to This Definition
Did you find this definition of CHAMPERTOR helpful? You can share it by copying the code below and adding it to your blog or web page.
Written and fact checked by The Law Dictionary