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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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Overall, North East taxpayers footed a PS482,924 bill for paupers' funerals.
He approached Pana City Council to inquire about the care of Paupers Field.
Public health funerals, which are also known as paupers' funerals, are 'no frills' services provided by the local authority mainly for those who cannot afford them.
Members of the West Bromwich Union Pauper Memorial Group were behind the plant to honour the anonymous dead has finally come to fruition.
Coventry City Council was the 10th highest local authority in terms of the amount spent on public health funerals in 2015/16, spending a staggering PS56,858, on a total of 46 pauper funerals.
More than two million over-60s have no cash to cover their funeral and 16% face a pauper burial, an Age UK study found.
In 2010/11 and 2011/12 the 16 Welsh councils who responded to the FOI request spent PS142,412.06 on 187 paupers' funerals.
Across Britain as a whole there were 3,495 pauper's funerals in 2013/14 at a combined cost of PS3.4m.
Green also breaks ground by exploring negotiations inside the workhouse, analyzing how paupers might use workhouses creatively, entering them too late to be put to work, and resisting labour once they had eaten breakfast.
PAUPERS "Bobby and I saw things our boys can hopefully exploit."
DYLAN LEBLANC Paupers Field (Rough Trade) A GLANCE at Ryan Adams' Twitter feed - a stream of missives about heavy metal - raises concerns over how long we'll have to wait for another of his great albums.