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Barrator

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Ba'rrator. n.s. [from barat, old Fr. from which is still retained barateur, a cheat.] A wrangler, and encourager of law suits.

Will it not reflect as much on thy character, Nic, to turn barrator in thy old days, a stirrer up of quarrels amongst thy neighbours. Arbuthnot's History of J. Bull.

Sources: Arbuthnot, John (227)

Attributes: French (385) · Noun Substantive (1269)

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Cite this page: Johnson, Samuel. "Barrator." A Dictionary of the English Language: A Digital Edition of the 1755 Classic by Samuel Johnson. Edited by Brandi Besalke. Last modified: January 25, 2014. http://johnsonsdictionaryonline.com/?p=15314.


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