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: a person who is destitute and relying on charity
: a person who is relieved of the costs and expenses of a court proceeding because of poverty
Source: Merriam-Webster's Dictionary of Law ©1996. Merriam-Webster, Incorporated. Published under license with Merriam-Webster, Incorporated.