pauper definition

  • noun:
    • person who is extremely poor.
    • One living on or eligible for community charity.
    • a person who is very poor.
    • One lifestyle on or eligible for community charity.
    • a tremendously poor person; one without any way of assistance, especially one dependent on private or community charity. Also made use of adjectively.
    • A very poor person; someone completely destitute of property or method of help; specially, one that, on account of impoverishment, becomes chargeable towards the general public; also, in law, someone who, because of poverty, is admitted to sue or protect in forma pauperis. See in forma pauperis.
    • a person who is quite poor
  • others:
    • Of or regarding paupers: since, pauper work.
    • identical to pauperize.

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