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

First Known Use of in forma pauperis

15th century, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for 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

History and Etymology for in forma pauperis

Medieval Latin, in the form of a pauper

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