|n.||1.||A very poor person; one without any means of support, especially one dependent on private or public charity. Also used adjectively; |
|Noun||1.||pauper - a person who is very poor|
Synonyms: poor man
PAUPER. One so poor that he must be supported at the public expense.
2. The statutes of the several states make ample provisions for the support of the poor. It is not within the plan of this work even to give an abstract of such extensive legislation. Vide 16 Vin. Ab. 259; Botts on the Poor Laws; Woodf. Landl. & Ten. 901.