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Business News Archive - December 28, 2006

By Diana Moskovitz, The Miami Herald Dec. 28--A Broward Sheriff's Office deputy has been charged with aggravated battery after witnesses said he stomped on a restaurant patron's head. Deputy Lazaro Mesa was working security outside a Deerfield Beach restaurant Oct.

Word of the Day
barratry
  • The offense of persistently instigating lawsuits, typically groundless ones.
  • An unlawful breach of duty on the part of a ship's master or crew resulting in injury to the ship's owner.
  • Sale or purchase of positions in church or state.
This word ultimately comes from the Old French word 'barater,' to cheat.
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