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2008-08-29 09:00:37

By HATTIE BROWN GARROW By Hattie Brown Garrow The Virginian-Pilot SUFFOLK Susan Bateman's karate students "looked forward to" an endurance technique requiring the pupils to go into a pushup position and take as many "taps" to the abdomen as they could stand. That's what Bateman told Circuit Court Judge Westbrook Parker on Thursday during her four-hour trial . The instructor, a third- degree black belt, was accused of kicking an 11-year-old more than 200 times during a Nov. 7...


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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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