Meaning of “legal aid” in the English Dictionary

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"legal aid" in British English

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legal aidnoun [ U ]

uk /ˌliː.ɡəl ˈeɪd/ us /ˌliː.ɡəl ˈeɪd/

a system of providing free advice about the law and practical help with legal matters for people who are too poor to pay for it:

Will we qualify for legal aid?

(Definition of “legal aid” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"legal aid" in Business English

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legal aidnoun [ U ]

uk us 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.

(Definition of “legal aid” from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)