Definitions for "IN FORMA PAUPERIS"
Keywords:  pauper, indigent, waiver, sue, pauperis
Latin.] "In the manner of a pauper." A waiver of court costs so that indigent offenders can have their case heard.
Permission given by the court to a person to file a case without payment of the required court fees because the person cannot afford to pay them; from the Latin for "in the manner of a pauper."
When the court says you do not have to pay a filing fee because you can't afford it. (Fee waiver) This means In the way of a pauper in Latin.