Pauper

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Pauper

A very poor person, especially one reliant on government benefits or charity. A pauper may be able to file a lawsuit without paying filing fees.
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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.
Mr Dodds, by association, is embroiled in cuts that are seeing untold people lose their jobs, then be pauperised by cuts to benefits as council services are hacked, all to pay for the bailout of a banking system which was supported in its incompetence by both Labour and Tory government's .
The Palestinians may be divided, weak and pauperised, but they are also an occupied people, and no people in history, victimised by an occupier, ever settled down to eat humble pie and take it all on the chin.
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.