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 forma pauperis
in forma pauperis status

Merriam-Webster’s Dictionary of Law. . 1996.

in forma pauperis
adv.
(Latin) In the form of a pauper; the right given an indigent person to sue without having to pay court fees or costs.

The Essential Law Dictionary. — Sphinx Publishing, An imprint of Sourcebooks, Inc. . 2008.


in forma pauperis
(in form-ah paw-purr-iss) Latin for "in the form of a pauper." A party to a lawsuit who cannot afford the court costs and fees can ask that they be waived (forgiven) in order to proceed "in forma pauperis."
Category: Small Claims Court & Lawsuits

Nolo’s Plain-English Law Dictionary. . 2009.


in forma pauperis
Latin In litigation, to proceed as an indigent. Abbreviated i.f.p.

Webster's New World Law Dictionary. . 2000.


in forma pauperis
(Latin: In the character or manner of a pauper.)
A phrase that indicates the permission given by a court to an indigent to initiate a legal action without having to pay for court fees or costs due to his or her lack of financial resources.

Dictionary from West's Encyclopedia of American Law. 2005.


in forma pauperis
I
[Latin, In the character or manner of a pauper.] A phrase that indicates the permission given by a court to an indigent to initiate a legal action without having to pay for court fees or costs due to his or her lack of financial resources.
II As a poor man; a pauper.

Short Dictionary of (mostly American) Legal Terms and Abbreviations.

in forma pauperis
[in form-ah paw-purr-iss]
adj.
   or adv. Latin for "in the form of a pauper," referring to a party to a lawsuit who gets filing fees waived by filing a declaration of lack of funds (has no money to pay). These declarations are most often found in divorces by young marrieds or poor defendants who have been sued.

Law dictionary. . 2013.

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  • 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

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