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  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Indigent  \In"di*gent\,  a.  [L.  indigent,  L.  indigens,  p.  p.  of 
  indigere  to  stand  in  need  of  fr  OL  indu  (fr.  in-  in)  +  L. 
  egere  to  be  needy,  to  need.] 
  1.  Wanting;  void;  free  destitute;  --  used  with  of  [Obs.] 
  --Bacon. 
 
  2.  Destitute  of  property  or  means  of  comfortable  subsistence; 
  needy;  poor;  in  want  necessitous. 
 
  Indigent  faint  souls  past  corporal  toil.  --Shak. 
 
  Charity  consists  in  relieving  the  indigent. 
  --Addison. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  indigent 
  adj  :  poor  enough  to  need  help  from  others  [syn:  {destitute},  {impoverished}, 
  {necessitous},  {needy},  {poverty-stricken}] 




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