A Latin term meaning "in the manner of a pauper". Allowing a poor person to bring suit without liability for the costs of the suit.
Definition from Nolo’s Plain-English Law Dictionary
(in form-ah paw-purr-iss) Latin for "in the form of a pauper." A party to a lawsuit who cannot afford the court costs and fees can ask that they be waived (forgiven) in order to proceed "in forma pauperis."
Definition provided by Nolo’s Plain-English Law Dictionary.
August 19, 2010, 5:17 pm