Definition of Indigent

1. Adjective. Poor enough to need help from others.

Exact synonyms: Destitute, Impoverished, Necessitous, Needy, Poverty-stricken
Similar to: Poor
Derivative terms: Indigence, Necessity, Need, Neediness



Definition of Indigent

1. a. Wanting; void; free; destitute; -- used with of.

Definition of Indigent

1. Adjective. Poor; destitute; in need. ¹

2. Noun. A person in need, or in poverty ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Indigent

1. a needy person [n -S]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Indigent

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Literary usage of Indigent

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1. Supporting Local Health Care in a Chronic Crisis: Management and Financing by Dennis Dijkzeul, Caroline Lynch (2006)
"DIFFERENT APPROACHES CONCERNING indigent CARE All four organizations employ the term "indigent" to define the poorest of the poor, but they do not ..."

2. International Law Chiefly as Interpreted and Applied by the United States by Charles Cheney Hyde (1922)
"Care of indigent Nationals. No rule of international law requires a State to provide relief for indigent nationals abroad, or for their return to its ..."

3. The Political History of the Public Lands, from 1840 to 1862: From Pre by George Malcolm Stephenson (1917)
"The indigent insane bill, as it was called, had been before Congress for several ... lands should be appropriated for the benefit of the indigent insane. ..."

4. Lawyers' Reports Annotated by Lawyers Co-operative Publishing Company (1901)
"It is a general [ ular classes of persons, such as minors, шаг- lu. in terms applicable to all persons with- ried women, indigent and infirm persons bavin ..."

5. The Political Text-book, Or Encyclopedia: Containing Everything Necessary by Michael W. Cluskey (1860)
"To the Senate of the United Slates: The bill, entitled "An act making a grant of public lands to the several states for the benefit of indigent insane ..."

6. The Catholic Encyclopedia: An International Work of Reference on the by Charles George Herbermann, Edward Aloysius Pace, Condé Bénoist Pallen, Thomas Joseph Shahan, John Joseph Wynne (1913)
"Of Polish American women one of the most prominent was Dr. Mary Zakrzewska, who came to America in 1853 and founded the New York Infirmary for indigent ..."

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