legal aid


: aid provided by an organization established especially to serve the legal needs of the poor

Examples of legal aid in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Colorado legal aid organizations will now have a new pot of money to draw from, thanks to a law signed Monday by Gov. Jared Polis. Sam Tabachnik, The Denver Post, 5 June 2024 Borrowers will be connected with a financial counseling agency or legal aid agency. Laura J. Nelson, Los Angeles Times, 4 June 2024 During Tuesday’s meeting, Steinberg also proposed the city keep the FUEL program, started by Councilman Eric Guerra, which provides legal aid for undocumented immigrants facing deportation. Theresa Clift, Sacramento Bee, 23 May 2024 Her father’s ordeal inspired her commitment to providing legal aid to others. Ogar Monday, The Christian Science Monitor, 21 May 2024 See all Example Sentences for legal aid 

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Word History

First Known Use

1890, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of legal aid was in 1890

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“Legal aid.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 21 Jun. 2024.

Legal Definition

legal aid

: aid provided by an organization established to serve the legal needs of the poor

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