in forma pauperis

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

Definition of in forma pauperis

: as a poor person

Origin and Etymology of in forma pauperis

Latin, in the form of a pauper


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in forma pauperis

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

: 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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