legal aid Meaning in the Cambridge English Dictionary
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"legal aid" in British English

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legal aidnoun [U]

uk   us  
a ​system of ​providingfreeadvice about the ​law and ​practicalhelp with ​legalmatters for ​people who are too ​poor to ​pay for it: Will we ​qualify for ​legalaid?
(Definition of legal aid from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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legal aidnoun [U]

uk   us   LAW
money to ​helppeoplepay the ​costs of using ​lawyers, ​courts of ​law, etc., especially from the ​government: qualify/be eligible for legal aid Only the very ​poorestpeoplequalify for ​legalaid.apply for/claim/receive legal aid The ​applicant wishes to commence ​proceedings against her ​formeremployer, and is ​applying for ​legalaid.grant/award/give (sb) legal aid Some ​charities give ​legalaid to ​poornations threatened by ​climatechange. Almost GBP 69 million was ​paid out in ​legalaid for clinical ​negligencecases in the ​year to April. the legalaidsystem/​scheme/​program a legalaidlawyer/​solicitor/​practitioner legalaidwork/​case/​fees
(Definition of legal aid from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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