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  • champertous — cham·per·tous / cham pər təs/ adj: of, relating to, or being a champerty a champertous agreement Merriam Webster’s Dictionary of Law. Merriam Webster. 1996. champertous …   Law dictionary

  • champertous — (adj.) 1640s, from champart, from Fr. champart portion of produce received by a feudal lord from land held in lease from him (13c.), from O.N.Fr. campart , probably from L. campi pars part of the field. In later use often with reference to… …   Etymology dictionary

  • champertous — adjective Having the quality of champerty, being an instance of champerty. Champertous contracts may be voided …   Wiktionary

  • champertous — d.əs adjective Etymology: champerty + ous : of, relating to, or involving champerty a champertous contract …   Useful english dictionary

  • champertous — adjective see champerty …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • champertous — adj. (Law) of or pertaining to champerty (act of promoting the suit of a plaintiff or defendant in return for a share of the proceeds of the case) …   English contemporary dictionary

  • champertous — cham·per·tous …   English syllables

  • champertous — /chaempartas/ Of the nature of champerty; affected with champerty …   Black's law dictionary

  • champertous — Partaking of or tainted with champerty …   Ballentine's law dictionary

  • champertous assignment — An assignment of a chose in action with the sole intent and purpose of having the assignee bring a suit thereon. 14 Am J2d Champ § 10 …   Ballentine's law dictionary

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