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Symbol: BRTRA Group: Lichen Family: Parmeliaceae Growth Habit: Lichenous Native Status: NA    N Synonyms:   ALAM9 Alectoria ambigua Mot.   ALAM10 Alectoria americana Mot. Classification:       Kingdom   Fungi – Fungi Division   Ascomycota – Sac fungi Class   Ascomycetes Order   Lecanorales Family...

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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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