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legal aid

noun [U]
 
 
LAW
money to help people pay the costs of using lawyers, courts of law, etc., especially from the government: qualify/be eligible for legal aid Only the very poorest people qualify for legal aid.apply for/claim/receive legal aid The applicant wishes to commence proceedings against her former employer, and is applying for legal aid.grant/award/give (sb) legal aid Some charities give legal aid to poor nations threatened by climate change. Almost GBP 69 million was paid out in legal aid for clinical negligence cases in the year to April. the legal aid system/scheme/program a legal aid lawyer/solicitor/practitioner legal aid work/case/fees
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