• WordNet 3.6
    • n barrator someone guilty of barratry
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Barrator One guilty of barratry.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n barrator In old law, one who buys or sells ecclesiastical preferment; a simonist.
    • n barrator In Scots law, a judge who takes a bribe.
    • n barrator One who buys or sells offices of state.
    • n barrator One who commits barratry; one who, being the master of a ship or one of its officers or seamen, commits any fraud or fraudulent act in the management of the ship or cargo, by which the owner, freighters, or insurers are injured, as by running away with the ship, sinking or deserting her, wilful deviation from the fixed course, or embezzlement of the cargo.
    • n barrator A quarrelsome, brawling person; a rowdy.
    • n barrator One who frequently excites others to lawsuits or quarrels; a common mover and maintainer of suits and controversies; an encourager of litigation between other persons: chiefly in the phrase common barrator. See barratry, 4.
    • n barrator Also spelled barrater, and, especially in the last sense, barretor.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Barrator bar-āt′or one who vexatiously stirs up lawsuits, quarrels, &c
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
OE. baratour, OF. barateor, deceiver, fr. OF. barater, bareter, to deceive, cheat, barter. See Barter (v. i.)
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
O. Fr. barateorbarat, deceit; traced by some to Gr. prattein, by others to a Celt. or a Scand. origin.


In literature:

Consult with Baron Barrat and Kalonay, please, about the details.
"The King's Jackal" by Richard Harding Davis
All there are barrators, except Bonturo; No into Yes for money there is changed.
"Divine Comedy, Longfellow's Translation, Hell" by Dante Alighieri
He was present at Barrat during one of the Moorish celebrations.
"James Cutbush" by Edgar F. Smith
The great barrator made no hypocritical pretence of desiring peace.
"The Drama Of Three Hundred & Sixty-Five Days Scenes In The Great War - 1915" by Hall Caine
The Norfolk barrator and paltener!
"Past and Present" by Thomas Carlyle
And the real Fouchette as I last beheld her at the notorious Cafe Barrate.
"Mlle. Fouchette" by Charles Theodore Murray
Barrator: 18, 65, 108, 226-7.
"The Chronicle of Jocelin of Brakelond: A Picture of Monastic Life in the Days of Abbot Samson" by Jocelin de Brakelond
The punishment of the barrators bears a relation to their sins.
"The Divine Comedy of Dante Alighieri" by Dante Alighieri

In news:

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In science:

Barrat, J. L., Berthier, L.: Non-equilibrium dynamics and fluctuation-dissipation relation in a sheared fluid.
Fluctuation relations in simple examples of non-equilibrium steady states
Barrat, A., Barth´elemy, M., Pastor-Satorras, R. and Vespignani, A.
Weighted Fractal Networks
Although the literature from the social sciences has focused mostly on binary relations, there is a growing interest in weighted graphs (Barrat et al., 2004; Newman, 2004).
Parameter identifiability in a class of random graph mixture models
Acknowledgements We thank Alain Barrat, Pierre-Yves Bourguignon, Dominique de Vienne, Christine Dillmann, Silvio Franz, Sanjay Jain, Jürgen Jost, Marc Mézard and Andreas Wagner for constructive comments.
Randomizing genome-scale metabolic networks
Barrat, in Proceedings of the 6th International Conference on the Evolution of Language, edited by A.
Naming Games in Two-Dimensional and Small-World-Connected Random Geometric Networks
The author is indebted to Nick Bailey, Jean-Louis Barrat, Charu Chakravarty, Jack Douglas, Holger Bech Nielsen, Thomas Schrøder, Ken Schweizer, Tom Truskett, and Ben Widom, for providing constructive critiques of early versions of the manuscript, as well as inspiration and encouragement.
NVU perspective on simple liquids' quasiuniversality
Barrat A, Barthelemy M, Vespignani A, Dynamical Processes on Complex Networks, Cambridge Univ Press, Cambridge, UK (2008).
The definition of C given here has been widely used in the sociology literature, where it is referred to as the “fraction of transitive triples.”11 In the mathematical and physical literature it seems to have been first discussed by Barrat and Weigt .
The structure and function of complex networks
Thus we immediately conclude that the exponent τ defined by Barth´el´emy and Amaral is 1, as was also argued by Barrat using a mixture of scaling ideas and numerical simulation.
The structure and function of complex networks
Barrat and Weigt studied the Ising model on networks with the topology of the small-world model [416] (see Sec.
The structure and function of complex networks
Barrat, A. and Weigt, M., On the properties of smallworld networks, Eur.
The structure and function of complex networks
Barrat, et al , studied a large weighted author collaboration network, and the weighted world airline network, and showed that these networks have differences in correlations of node degrees to strength and clustering.
Construction of bipartite and unipartite weighted networks from collections of journal papers
Ilg and Barrat studied the effect of an out of equilibrium flowing environment, a weakly sheared supercooled liquid, on the activated dynamics between the two stable conformations of dumbbell particles.
The effective temperature
Ilg and J-L Barrat, Effective temperatures in a simple model of nonequilibrium, non-Markovian dynamics in Statistical Physics of Ageing Phenomena and the Glass Transition, 40, 76 (2006).
The effective temperature
Barrat, Fluctuations, response and aging dynamics in a simple glass-forming liquid out of equilibrium, Eur.
The effective temperature