pauper
pau·per /'pȯ-pər/ n: a person who is destitute and relying on charity; specif: a person who is relieved of the costs and expenses of a court proceeding because of poverty

Merriam-Webster’s Dictionary of Law. . 1996.

pauper
n.
A destitute person; a person so poverty-stricken that he or she must be supported by the public. See also indigent

The Essential Law Dictionary. — Sphinx Publishing, An imprint of Sourcebooks, Inc. . 2008.


pauper
n. Someone who is unable to provide for his own support; a monetarily very poor person; an indigent person. Paupers are excused from paying court fees under the United States Constitution's Equal Protection Clause, so that they may avail themselves of equal access to the courts.
See also in forma pauperis.

Webster's New World Law Dictionary. . 2000.


pauper
An impoverished person who is supported at public expense; an indigent litigant who is permitted to sue or defend without paying costs; an impoverished criminal defendant who has a right to receive legal services without charge.

Dictionary from West's Encyclopedia of American Law. 2005.


pauper
An impoverished person who is supported at public expense; an indigent litigant who is permitted to sue or defend without paying costs; an impoverished criminal defendant who has a right to receive legal services without charge.

Short Dictionary of (mostly American) Legal Terms and Abbreviations.

Synonyms:
(depending on charity)


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  • pauper — (n.) 1510s, person destitute of property or means of livelihood, from L. pauper poor, from pre L. *pavo pars getting little, from pau , root of paucus little + parere get, produce (see PARE (Cf. pare)). Originally in English a legal word, from… …   Etymology dictionary

  • Pauper — Pau per, n. [L. See {Poor}.] A poor person; especially, one development on private or public charity. Also used adjectively; as, pouper immigrants, pouper labor. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Pauper — Pauper, lat., pauvre (pohwr), frz., arm; Paupertät, pauvreté (pohwreteh), Armuth; p.ies, der von einem vierfüßigen Thiere angerichtete Schaden. zu dessen Ersatz die actio de pauperie gegen den Eigenthümer …   Herders Conversations-Lexikon

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  • pauper — ► NOUN 1) a very poor person. 2) historical a recipient of public charity. DERIVATIVES pauperism noun pauperize (also pauperise) verb. ORIGIN from Latin, poor …   English terms dictionary

  • pauper — [pô′pər] n. [L, poor person, POOR] 1. Historical a person who lives on charity, esp. on tax supported charity 2. any person who is extremely poor …   English World dictionary

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