in forma pauperis

adjective or adverb
in for·​ma pau·​pe·​ris | \ ˌin-ˈfȯr-mə-ˈpȯ-pə-rəs How to pronounce in forma pauperis (audio) , -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

Keep scrolling for more

Learn More about in forma pauperis

Statistics for in forma pauperis

Look-up Popularity

Time Traveler for in forma pauperis

The first known use of in forma pauperis was in the 15th century

See more words from the same century

Keep scrolling for more

More Definitions for in forma pauperis

in forma pauperis

adjective or adverb
in for·​ma pau·​pe·​ris | \ ˌin-ˈfȯr-mə-ˈpȯ-pə-rəs, -ˈfȯr-mä-ˈpau̇-pe-rēs How to pronounce in forma pauperis (audio) \

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

Comments on in forma pauperis

What made you want to look up in forma pauperis? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).

WORD OF THE DAY

friendly or mild

Get Word of the Day daily email!

Test Your Vocabulary

Where in the World? A Quiz

  • peter bruegel tower of babel painting
  • What language does pajama come from?
Spell It

Can you spell these 10 commonly misspelled words?

TAKE THE QUIZ
Dictionary Devil

Test Your Knowledge - and learn some interesting things along the way.

TAKE THE QUIZ
Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!