What is DIVES?

In the practice of the English chancery division, “dives costs” are costs onthe ordinary scale, as opposed to the costs formerly allowed to a successful pauper suingor defending in forma pauperis, and which consisted only of his costs out of pocketDauiell, Ch. Pr. 43.

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