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DISPAUPER Definition & Legal Meaning

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When a person, by reason of his ]>overty, is admitted to sue in formalpauperis, and afterwards, before the suit be ended, acquires any lands, or personalestate, or is guilty of anything whereby he is liable to have this privilege taken fromhim, then he loses the right to sue in formd pauperis, and is said to be dispaupered.Wharton.Dispensatio est mali prohibit! provida relaxatio, utilitate seu necessitate pen- sata; etest de jure domino regi conces- sa, propter impossibilitatem praevidendi de omnibusparticularibus. A dispensation is the provident relaxation of a malum prohibitumweighed from utility or necessity; and it is conceded by law to the king on account ofthe impossibility of foreknowledge concerning all particulars. 10 Coke. S8.Dispensatio est vnlnns, quod vulnerat jus commune. A dispensation is a wound,which wounds common law. Dav. Ir. K B. 69.


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