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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47) A belief in the pauperizing effect of relief in any form and a tendency to judge relief recipients in moral instead of economic terms has unfortunately always been an integral part of the national mind.
Abdulsalami Abubakar took over, promising a return to civilian rule after years of dictatorship that cost billions of naira while pauperizing and brutalizing the masses.
Consider, for instance, the dogma that capitalism succeeded in pauperizing real workers (i.