Pauper meaning

pôpər
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The definition of a pauper is a poor person or someone with limited or no financial resources.

A very poor person living on the streets with no money is an example of a pauper.

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(historical) A person who lives on charity, esp. on tax-supported charity.
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One who is extremely poor.
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Any person who is extremely poor.
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One living on or eligible for public charity.
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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.
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One who is extremely poor.
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One living on or eligible for public charity.
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Origin of pauper

  • From Latin poor pau-1 in Indo-European roots

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From Latin pauper (“poor").

    From Wiktionary