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Definitions of Champerty

  1. 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. Webster Dictionary DB
  2. Maintenance of a party in a lawsuit, upon condition of sharing with him the thing at issue if recovered. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
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