in forma pauperis

  • "In the manner of a pauper." Permission given by the court to a person to file a case without payment of the required court fees because the person cannot pay them.

    United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit 1

1United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit, Commonly Used Terms - U.S. Courts, http://­www.ca9.uscourts.gov/­content/­view.php?pk_id=0000000237 (last accessed May 28, 2009).