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legal aid

noun
1.
free legal service to persons unable to pay for a lawyer.
Origin of legal aid
1885-1890
First recorded in 1885-90
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  • Her father might not understand all the fine points, and need some legal aid.

    A Little Girl in Old Pittsburg Amanda M. Douglas
  • You know we have a legal aid Society for just such cases as yours.

    A Romance of Billy-Goat Hill Alice Hegan Rice
  • legal aid societies and help for the aliens; legislation on women's and children's labor.

    Woman's Club Work and Programs Caroline French Benton
  • Men and women are assisted in obtaining employment and receive medical and legal aid.

    Criminal Man Gina Lombroso-Ferrero
  • He found instead, in the legal aid Society, a champion that pleaded his cause and compelled the stableman to pay him his wages.

    The Battle with the Slum Jacob A. Riis.
  • Tradition shows him as a sort of legal aid society for the city of London at that time.

    The Century of Columbus James J. Walsh
  • And I discovered that Marstan had been killed in an automobile accident on the day when he had come into town for legal aid.

    The Rest Hollow Mystery Rebecca N. Porter
  • Following the "legal aid" line, Cyrus's mind took a sudden but logical jump.

    Our Square and the People in It Samuel Hopkins Adams
British Dictionary definitions for legal aid

legal aid

noun
1.
a means-tested benefit in the form of financial assistance for persons to meet the cost of advice and representation in legal proceedings
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