pauper

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pauper

(formerly) a destitute person supported by public charity
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Selon la loi de finances complementaires adoptee le 10 mai, la rallonge (2,4 milliards de dinars) sera consacree a l'investissement porteur d'emplois --prioritairement dans les regions-- et a des depenses sociales pour soulager une population qui se pauperise (24% de taux de pauvrete).
There is nothing here that can tend to pauperise, for there is neither trace nor taint of charity; nothing which will help any man who does not help himself; nothing is given here for nothing.
Does the Government want to pauperise as many of us as possible, to bribe us into docility with offers of desperately-needed "benefits"?