1. simony, barratry, traffic

usage: traffic in ecclesiastical offices or preferments

2. barratry, bribery, graft

usage: the crime of a judge whose judgment is influenced by bribery

3. barratry, fraud

usage: (maritime law) a fraudulent breach of duty by the master of a ship that injures the owner of the ship or its cargo; includes every breach of trust such as stealing or sinking or deserting the ship or embezzling the cargo

4. barratry, crime, offense, criminal offense, criminal offence, offence, law-breaking

usage: the offense of vexatiously persisting in inciting lawsuits and quarrels

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