in forma pauperis
adjective or adverb Etymology: Latin, in the form of a pauper Date: 1592 as a poor person

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  • in forma pauperis — in for·ma pau·pe·ris /ˌin fȯr mə pȯ pə rəs, fȯr mä pau̇ pe rēs/ 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… …   Law dictionary

  • In forma pauperis — (IFP) is a legal term derived from the Latin phrase in the character or manner of a pauper .Black s Law Dictionary, p. 701 (5th ed. 1979).] In the United States, the IFP designation is given by both state and federal courts to someone who is… …   Wikipedia

  • in forma pauperis — [in fôr′mə pô′pə ris] [L, in the manner of a pauper] as a poor person; i.e. without paying court costs …   English World dictionary

  • in forma pauperis — /in fawr meuh paw peuh ris/, Law. without liability for court costs and court fees: permission to sue in forma pauperis. [1585 95; < L: as a pauper] * * * …   Universalium

  • in forma pauperis — |fȯrməˈpȯpərə̇s, ˈpau̇p adjective (or adverb) Etymology: Latin, in the form of a pauper : as a poor man : relieved of fees and costs in a legal action because of inability to pay permission was granted to file an appeal in forma pauperis * * *… …   Useful english dictionary

  • in forma pauperis — /in forma poparas/ In the character or manner of a pauper. Describes permission given to a poor person (i.e. indigent) to proceed without liability for court fees or costs. An indigent will not be deprived of his rights to litigate and appeal; if …   Black's law dictionary

  • in forma pauperis — /in forma poparas/ In the character or manner of a pauper. Describes permission given to a poor person (i.e. indigent) to proceed without liability for court fees or costs. An indigent will not be deprived of his rights to litigate and appeal; if …   Black's law dictionary

  • in forma pauperis — In the status of a poor person. The characterization of an action or proceeding authorized by statute by a person who by reason of poverty is unable to give security for the payment of costs, where the statute requires security to be given. Anno …   Ballentine's law dictionary

  • in forma pauperis — 1. adverb In the form of a pauper. 2. noun A request to have a court waive filing fees in a civil action because the plaintiff is a pauper …   Wiktionary

  • appeal in forma pauperis — See in forma pauperis …   Ballentine's law dictionary

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