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Monday, June 30, 2008

Definitions for indigent

  1. Extremely poor; not having the necessities of life, such as food, clothing and shelter.

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Citations for indigent
That which goes under the general Name of Charity... consists in relieving the Indigent. Joseph Addison, The Spectator
Long-term reliance on Government benefits is corrupting for the well-to-do and the indigent alike, Mr. Longman argues. Nicholas Eberstadt, New York Times
Origin of indigent
1350-1400
Indigent derives from Latin indigens, indigent-, present participle of indigere, "to need."