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CHAMPART, French law. By this name was formerly understood the grant of a piece of land by the owner to another, on condition that the latter would deliver to him a portion of the crops. IS Toull. n. 182.

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58) In fact, the word `champerty' derives from champart, a type of feudal tenure in land that lent itself most easily to the evasion of laws against usury.