Definition of Champertous

1. Adjective. Having the quality of champerty, being an instance of champerty. ¹



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Definition of Champertous

1. [adj]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Champertous

champaign
champaigns
champak
champaks
champansky
champart
champarts
champed
champeen
champeens
champer
champers
champerties
champertor
champertors
champertous (current term)
champerty
champeta
champfrein
champfreins
champian
champians
champignon
champignons
champing
champion
champion-elect
champion lode
championed
championess

Literary usage of Champertous

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1. The Law of Contracts by Samuel Williston, Clarence Martin Lewis (1920)
"Collateral effects of champertous contracts. That champerty is no longer deemed so serious in effect as formerly, and probably also that the owner of the ..."

2. Panter, Tiger & Co. by Floyd Russell Mechem, Kurt Tucholsky (1914)
"What contracts champertous.—In many cases it has been considered that the mere agreement that the attorney should conduct the suit for a part of the money ..."

3. Lawyers' Reports Annotated by Lawyers Co-operative Publishing Company (1915)
"527, 59 SE 421, the contract here involved was declared champertous and -enforcement thereof refused. That decision has been invoked here by a plea in bar. ..."

4. Civil Procedure Reports: Containing Cases Under the Code of Civil Procedure by New York (State), Henry Huffman Browne, Courts, Rufus Leonard Scott, James Manford Kerr, Percival Soloman Menken (1908)
"Disbarment— champertous conduct— Selling out clients. By Section 74 of the Code of Civil Procedure it is intended to forbid an attorney paying or agreeing ..."

5. The New York Code of Civil Procedure: As it is January 1, 1903, with Notes by New York (State)., George Bliss, George Ansel Clement, New York (State). Court of Appeals, New York (State) (1907)
"... the court is without power to render judgment that the deed was void as champertous and because given while the property was in the adverse possession ..."

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