a sharing in the proceeds of litigation by one who agrees with either the plaintiff or defendant to help promote it or carry it on.
noun (pl) -ties
(law) (formerly) an illegal bargain between a party to litigation and an outsider whereby the latter agrees to pay for the action and thereby share in any proceeds recovered See also maintenance
mushroom (defs 1, 2). noun any of various agaricaceous edible mushrooms, esp Marasmius oreades and the meadow mushroom See also fairy ring n. “mushroom,” 1570s, from Middle French champignon (14c.), with change of suffix, from Old French champegnuel, from Vulgar Latin *campaniolus “that which grows in the field,” from Late Latin campaneus “pertaining to the […]
a city in N France, a Paris suburb. noun a suburb of Paris, on the River Marne. Pop: 74 237 (1999)
to bite upon or grind, especially impatiently: The horses champed the oats. to crush with the teeth and chew vigorously or noisily; munch. to mash; crush. to make vigorous chewing or biting movements with the jaws and teeth. the act of champing. champ at the bit, to betray impatience, as to begin some action. verb […]
a person who has defeated all opponents in a competition or series of competitions, so as to hold first place: the heavyweight boxing champion. anything that takes first place in competition: the champion of a cattle show. an animal that has won a certain number of points in officially recognized shows: This dog is a […]