In Forma Pauperis Definition and Legal Meaning

On this page, you'll find the legal definition and meaning of In Forma Pauperis, written in plain English, along with examples of how it is used.

What is In Forma Pauperis?

Latin word meaning ” in form of a pauper or poor man”. The legal term used by the judge to allow somene who has to file a legal case or defend oneself in ongoing trial, and who has no money to fund the trials, to file a case or appoint a counsel free of cost or without paying majority of charges. Such waiver is done via an affidavit stating the inability to pay such charges.