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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If he underwent the costly treatment, it would pauperise his family.
To this sequence of events, "pose-colonial African leaders proceeded to pauperise their respective patches.
Ms Currie, who was Food Minister under Margaret Thatcher, wrote on the Spectator website: "Free food subsidises low wages, it helps support the black economy, it pauperises those it seeks to help.
Let gifts be in time and in effort rather than in money, which pauperises.