Pauper Definition

pôpər
paupers
noun
Any person who is extremely poor.
Webster's New World
A person who lives on charity, esp. on tax-supported charity.
Webster's New World

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
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Other Word Forms of Pauper

Noun

Singular:
pauper
Plural:
paupers

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

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