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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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(60) The romantic view of carefree and happy children also focussed the attention of middle-class women on the pauperised child as the one who had to go to work.
Pauperised and starved, yes, but the Palestinians were not about to pay with the price of their own national dignity.
We would have been pauperised if we were asked to compensate the loss the PWD incurred.
This was consolidated by the 1936 Native Trust Act, creating a class of minority white land owners and a huge mass of pauperised blacks, primed for exploitation because of their weakened status.
'Again, just as it dawn on them that the imposition plot is offensive to Representatives and Senators, they organized a protest, sadly recruited the some innocent and pauperised citizens to carry placards to the National Assembly to canvass open ballot as against them to call for open ballot as against the Rules of the Senate, the House of Representatives and the 2010 Electoral Act as well as the 1999 Constitution.
Women are terrorised, pauperised, raped during war and in conflict zones.
The party said it remains focused, committed and determined to bring about a government that is welfarist and has concern for the people who have been deliberately pauperised by the ruling class since the beginning of the current political dispensation.
But let's face it folks, we all know why Palestinians in the West Bank and Gaza have been pauperised and brought to their knees.
Those who pauperised the people cannot be on your side, but the beauty is that everyone has one vote.