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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Consider, for instance, the dogma that capitalism succeeded in pauperizing real workers (i.e.
The crash, when it came, was not only massive -- pauperizing large segments of the population in these countries -- but also contagious, for it left its macroeconomic imprint on the rest of the world.
[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.