Definition of champertous in US English:

champertous

adjective

Law
  • See champerty

    • ‘In our contention the Court of Appeal wrongly regarded the 1993 Act as abolishing more than the consequences in criminal law and in tort of champertous conduct.’
    • ‘The Court of Appeal agreed with the Master that the agreements were not champertous.’
    • ‘In any event even if they themselves were a firm of solicitors their agreement would be champertous.’
    • ‘A champertous agreement was illegal and void, involving as it did criminal conduct.’
    • ‘It is possible, but exceptional, to be able to justify a champertous agreement on the basis of common interest.’

Pronunciation

champertous

/-təs/