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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This relentless reallocating of land for the benefit of white settlers, game-park hoteliers, foreign companies, and politically significant Africans has been, since the advent of colonialism, progressively pauperizing the Masai people on both sides of the Kenya-Tanzania border.
30] Guardians would rather subsidize husbands' or wives' wages than force families to give up their homes, sell all their possessions and tools, to enter the workhouse, thus permanently pauperizing them.