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2009-03-01 16:41:25

The NHL Sunday suspended Dallas forward Steve Ott under an attempt to injure rule because of his actions in an altercation immediately after a game. Ott was assessed a match penalty for an alleged eye-gouging in an encounter with Anaheim forward Travis Moen after the final buzzer in a 4-3 loss to the Ducks Saturday. The NHL said the penalty was assessed under Rule 21.1 -- attempt to injure. Ott was suspended indefinitely pending a hearing. It was an accident. I didn't mean to do it, Ott said...


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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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