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From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishpauperpau‧per /ˈpɔːpə $ ˈpɒːpər/ noun [countable] old-fashioned  POORsomeone who is very poor
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pauperSome say Meurent died so abject a pauper that no papers were kept, no gravesite marked.The fall was most dramatic among out-door paupers.The Latin pauper means a person of modest means rather than some one without food, roof, or clothing.During those decades bands of pauper migrants went on the tramp in search of food and a living.Deliberately choosing to marry in an area full of paupers - Benjamin might just have well have been in Frome!There was nothing for girls, only drudgery and breeding, specially paupers like herself.Mr. Chapman enquired of the Board whether the paupers and children should be allowed to have money in the workhouse.The overseers didn't like working the pauper children, and having to beat them to keep them at their tasks.
From Longman Business Dictionarypauperpau‧per /ˈpɔːpəˈpɒːpər/ noun [countable] LAW a person who has no money at all and has to depend on other people for supportThe court will refuse to grant pauper status to ‘frivolous’ (=not serious or sensible) petitions.
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