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Meaning of indigent

in•di•gent

Pronunciation: (in'di-junt), [key]
— adj.
  1. lacking food, clothing, and other necessities of life because of poverty; needy; poor; impoverished.
    1. deficient in what is requisite.
    2. destitute (usually fol. by of&hasp;).
—n.
  1. a person who is indigent.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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