FORMA PAUPERIS. [Latin] In the character of a poor person -- a method by which a litigant without money for lawyers is considerately permitted to lose his case.   When Adam long ago in Cupid's awful court   (For Cupid ruled ere Adam was invented)  Sued for Eve's favor, says an ancient law report,   He stood and pleaded unhabilimented.   'You sue _in forma pauperis_, I s. -Ambrose Bierce

 

FORMA PAUPERIS. [Latin] In the character of a poor person -- a method by which a litigant without money for lawyers is considerately permitted to lose his case. When Adam long ago in Cupid's awful court (For Cupid ruled ere Adam was invented) Sued for Eve's favor, says an ancient law report, He stood and pleaded unhabilimented. 'You sue _in forma pauperis_, I s.


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