legal aid


noun

free legal service to persons unable to pay for a lawyer.

Nearby words

  1. leg-work,
  2. leg.,
  3. legacy,
  4. legal,
  5. legal age,
  6. legal aid society,
  7. legal blindness,
  8. legal cap,
  9. legal dentistry,
  10. legal dictionary

Origin of legal aid

First recorded in 1885–90

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British Dictionary definitions for legal aid

legal aid

noun

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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