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indigence


  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Indigence  \In"di*gence\,  n.  [L.  indigentia:  cf  F.  indigence. 
  See  {Indigent}.] 
  The  condition  of  being  indigent;  want  of  estate,  or  means  of 
  comfortable  subsistence;  penury;  poverty;  as  helpless, 
  indigence.  --Cowper. 
 
  Syn:  Poverty;  penury;  destitution;  want  need  privation; 
  lack.  See  {Poverty}. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  indigence 
  n  :  a  state  of  extreme  poverty  or  destitution;  "their  indigence 
  appalled  him";  "a  general  state  of  need  exists  among  the 
  homeless"  [syn:  {need},  {penury},  {pauperism}] 




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