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In Forma Pauperis

in forma pauperis adj or adv

[Medieval Latin, in the form of a pauper]
: as a poor person
: relieved of the fees and costs of a legal action because of inability to pay [allowed to file an appeal in forma pauperis ] [in forma pauperis status]


Source: Merriam-Webster's Dictionary of Law ©1996. Merriam-Webster, Incorporated. Published under license with Merriam-Webster, Incorporated.