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Noun: champerty  cham-pu(r)-tee
  1. (law) an unethical agreement between an attorney and client that the attorney would sue and pay the costs of the client's suit in return for a portion of the damages awarded
    "soliciting personal injury cases may constitute champerty"

Derived forms: champerties

Type of: actus reus, misconduct, wrongdoing, wrongful conduct

Encyclopedia: Champerty