Pauper

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Pauper

An impoverished person who is supported at public expense; an indigent litigant who is permitted to sue or defend without paying costs; an impoverished criminal defendant who has a right to receive legal services without charge.

PAUPER. One so poor that he must be supported at the public expense.
    2. The statutes of the several states make ample provisions for the support of the poor. It is not within the plan of this work even to give an abstract of such extensive legislation. Vide 16 Vin. Ab. 259; Botts on the Poor Laws; Woodf. Landl. & Ten. 901.

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57) In an effort to save society from degradation, romantic discourse turned its attention to the depraved locations where such freedom in the form of innocence and goodness were lost--the streets, the factories and the homes of the pauperised child.
How to ensure that the local artists do not get pauperised and marginalised, and their skills are stolen and used through mass medium of duplication?
Now consider, in contrast, the choke hold Israel put around the pauperised people of Gaza.
I am not sure if many British women and men who were victims of Thatcher's "greed is good" politics and policies that made the rich richer and pauperised the poor even more (and women more than men), will welcome her African reincarnation.
At the same time we are shedding all of our manufacturing abilities to other countries so that we shall become only a country of pauperised consumers buying in every commodity and then we shall even have to cull the salaries of our political sponges.
By accepting a place in the yards, a man pauperised both himself and his family, and in the process was disenfranchised.