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Meaning of Pauper

One who has no means and is altogether dependent upon charity.

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One so poor that he must be supported at the public expense. A person who, being unable to support himself or herself and his or her children, applies to the public authorities for relief, becomes by so doing a pauper. 159 111. 500. 12 Mete. (Mass.) 35; Garland v. Dover, 19 Me. 44; Clinton v. York, 26 Me. 167; Green V. Brookfield, 3 Greenl. 136; East Haddam v. Lyme, 14 Cow. 394; Northfield v. Roxbury, 15 Vt. 622.

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  • Article Name: Pauper
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  • Description: One who has no means and is altogether dependent upon charity.

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