Definitions for Champertyˈtʃæm pər ti
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Random House Webster's College Dictionary
cham•per•tyˈtʃæm pər ti(n.)
a sharing in the proceeds of litigation in return for helping to prosecute or defend a case.
Origin of champerty:
1300–50; ME champartie <champart < MF: share of the produce (=champ field (see camp1) +part share, part )
investing money into an individualu2019s law suit.
partnership in power; equal share of authority
the prosecution or defense of a suit, whether by furnishing money or personal services, by one who has no legitimate concern therein, in consideration of an agreement that he shall receive, in the event of success, a share of the matter in suit; maintenance with the addition of an agreement to divide the thing in suit. See Maintenance
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