in forma pauperis

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adjective or adverb in for·ma pau·pe·ris \ˌin-ˈfȯr-mə-ˈpȯ-pə-rəs, -ˈpau̇-\

Definition of in forma pauperis

  1. :  as a poor person

Origin and Etymology of in forma pauperis

Latin, in the form of a pauper


First Known Use: 15th century


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in forma pauperis

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adjective or adverb in for·ma pau·pe·ris \ˌin-ˈfȯr-mə-ˈpȯ-pə-rəs, -ˈfȯr-mä-ˈpau̇-pe-rēs\

Legal Definition of in forma pauperis

  1. :  as a poor person :  relieved of the fees and costs of a legal action because of inability to pay allowed to file an appeal in forma pauperis in forma pauperis status

Origin and Etymology of in forma pauperis

Medieval Latin, in the form of a pauper


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