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.
(historical) A person who lives on charity, esp. on tax-supported charity.
One who is extremely poor.
Any person who is extremely poor.
One living on or eligible for public charity.
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.
The prefect supervises the execution of the laws; has wide authority in regard to policing, public hygiene and relief of pauper children; has the nomination of various subordinate officials; and is in correspondence with the subordinate functionaries in his department, to whom he transmits the orders and instructions of the government.
Antonio Galvao, who, after governing the Moluccas with rare success and integrity, had been offered the native throne of Ternate, went home in 1540, and died a pauper in a hospital, his famous treatise only appearing posthumously.
Women are entitled to the franchise: there are the usual restrictions in regard to the pauper and criminal classes.
In 1goo there was neither pauper nor workhouse in the country.