indigent indigent  /ˈɪn dɪ dʒənt/


  • (adj) poor enough to need help from others


  • After the market crash, he had become so indigent that he had to survive on dole.


  1. In Manatee tax vote, both sides cry foul

    A sales tax referendum to fund indigent medical care is creating a rift.
    on June 12, 2013     Source: The Sarasota Herald-Tribune


    DANBURY -- Members of the Main Street Partnership have asked for a legal opinion on controversial zoning recommendations that would ban future services for the mentally ill and the indigent in the city's center.
    on June 10, 2013     Source: The News-Times


  1. Spitzer added "these volunteers help ensure that our state's most vulnerable residents - the indigent, children and seniors - receive the food they need to remain healthy and productive."
    on Nov 29, 2007 By: Eliot Spitzer Source: Amsterdam News

  2. "The current economic climate has created a crisis in the need for civil legal services that can be expected to increase as our indigent and working poor face legal problems caused by events such as unemployment, predatory loans, uninsured medical...
    on Jun 22, 2010 By: Janice M. Holder Source: The Daily News Journal

  3. "Indigent people can't afford ...... good lawyers and get off," Aguilar said.
    on Dec 25, 2007 By: Ray Aguilar Source: Houston Chronicle

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