depauperize

depauperize

(diːˈpɔːpəˌraɪz) or

depauperise

vb (tr)
1. to make (a person) poor
2. to free (a person) from poverty
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Coke ([1644] 1681: 191-94) diagnosed the fatal flaw of the scheme, "Under the reverend mantle of law and justice instituted for protection of the innocent and tile good of the commonwealth," informers "vex and depauperize the subject and commonly the poorer sort, for malice or private ends, and never the love of justice.
As early as the sixteenth century, Sir Edward Coke noted that some informers were "viperous vermin" who had used qui tam statutes "to vex and depauperize the subject .