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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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(67) In this way, the state as the proclaimer and enforcer of rights became the natural protector of the child, in particular protecting the pauperised child from economic exploitation and domestic neglect of the working-class parent.
It is clear that Palestinians have been pauperised because, very simply, they are robbed of their land and water resources, and they were brought to their knees -- their choked psyche gasping for breath -- because they are an occupied people with little control over their social, political, economic, cultural and even daily lives.
In Gaza, blockaded on all sides, miserable, destitute and pauperised to the limit that any human habitat can endure, the budget cuts are "making an intolerable humanitarian crisis even more threatening", the UNRWA spokesman, Chris Guinness, was quoted as saying in a news report in the Washington Post on July 26.
In the case of the poor, they have been so pauperised they lack the sinews to fight any injustice.
Meanwhile, in the West Bank, Israel's colonists ran free, expropriating Palestinian land, and in Gaza, a blockade that has pauperised, starved and reduced to a fragment the humanity of roughly two million Palestinian souls living there, endured.
The electoral body should, on its part, embark on an intensive campaign to dissuade voters pauperised by the system from seeing the miserable pittance usually doled out by those responsible for their plight as sufficient payment for their votes.
Americans are Americans, whether they are fresh-off-the-boat, pauperised Syrian refugees in 2016, or fresh-off-the-Mayflower separatist Pilgrims in 1620.
'While FG is paying due attention to some other newly established institutions in the Country such as the Nigerian Army University, the Nigerian Maritime University, Okerenkoko which is the only economic benefit to the economically dejected, marginalised and pauperised Niger Delta people has been completely abandoned by the government of President Mohammadu Buhari.
Now consider, in contrast, the choke hold Israel put around the pauperised people of Gaza.
'The government wants public universities pauperised so that private universities can flourish because most of them in government are proprietors of private universities.