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legal aid

free legal service to persons unable to pay for a lawyer.
Origin of legal aid
1885-90 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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Examples from the web for legal aid
  • Those who wish to donate to the legal aid fund for those arrested may do so here.
  • It's a fair point-and would be neatly addressed by granting ordinary citizens legal aid to sue newspapers.
  • Cutting legal aid, closing courts and laying off civil servants-the sacrifices offered by the ministry last month-were not enough.
  • legal aid agencies are non-profit organizations that provide free legal services to people below a certain income level.
  • The influence that legal aid has on the decision of an appropriate bail is explained.
  • legal aid agencies may give free legal advice or represent people who cannot afford private counsel.
British Dictionary definitions for legal aid

legal aid

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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