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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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The authorized 1872 French translation of Volume I Das Kapital, where in Chapter XXV the above-mentioned phrase about the impact of numerous circumstances on the pauperization law was significantly changed, gave some clarity.
Bavinck refuses to leave this as an abstract principle; three controversial imperatives follow from our cruciform life: preventing pauperization and accumulation of capital and landed property on the one side, and on the positive side, ensuring as much as possible a living wage for every person.
Under neoliberalism, global inequality has reached unprecedented levels and working people in many parts of the world have suffered from absolute pauperization.
The issue here is not loss of livelihood or pauperization of the white settlers, but rather of the black majority.
THE PAUPERIZATION OF women in the name of the sanctity of motherhood flies in the face of the Jesus who overturned tables in the temple, contended with Pilate in the palace, and chastised Peter to put away his sword.
Second, the sanctions have led to pauperization of the population, mass emigration, breakdown of the social system and deprivation of the middle and professional classes.
Jean Anyon writes compellingly in Ghetto Schooling about the pauperization of central city Newark - the dwindling of neighborhood resources in all areas of funding and public goods - as whites left those parts of the city.
As might be expected, the list of the capitalist colonial state's sins is long: pushing cultivation, particularly in the form of plantations, deeper a nd deeper into jungle areas and arrogating to itself the rights to what remained of cattle-grazing and forest land; criminalizing nomadic pastoralism and suppressing shifting cultivation, and considering settled agriculturalism the hallmark of civilization; expanding large-scale irrigation without regard to a lowering water table and its adverse consequences; commercializing resources at the expense of local communities, with a resulting pauperization and reduction to labor of previous self-sustaining groups, favoring local capitalists at the detriment of agriculturalist, fishing, and other communities.
He is still in power despite repeated and varied endeavors by the United States, ranging from debilitating airstrikes to attempted military coups; a string of high-level defections from Baghdad; bloody rifts within Iraq's first family; the blatant pauperization of Iraqis; and the near-collapse of the country's economy, caused by the crippling UN sanctions.
Clarke characterizes that model as based upon "the pauperization and demoralization of the population through a spell of unemployment to prepare them for employment in the private sector.
Though acknowledging that Marx got certain things a little wrong--"the revolution it hailed was not successful; the proletariat did not become the gravediggers of the bourgeoisie; the ever-deeper pauperization of the working class was not part of the [capitalist] system's "inevitable tendencies"--Professor Marcus nonetheless praised the Manifesto's "incandescence" in fusing "prediction, vision, prophesy" etc.
The Charity Organisation Society instructed its social workers that "scientific" charity should not be "indiscriminate" or "promiscuous," distributed without regard to need or worth, lest it contribute to the very evil it was designed to remedy, the pauperization and demoralization of the poor.