Indigent is defined as someone who has little or nothing.(adjective)
An example of indigent is a homeless person.
The definition of an indigent is a person who is poor or needy.(noun)
An example of an indigent is a single parent who just lost a job.
See indigent in Webster's New World College Dictionary
Origin: ME indygent < OFr < L indigens, prp. of indegere, to be in need < OL indu (L in), in + egere, to need < IE base *eg-, lack > ON ekla
See indigent in American Heritage Dictionary 4
Origin: Middle English
Origin: , from Old French
Origin: , from Latin indigēns, indigent-
Origin: , present participle of indigēre, to need
Origin: : indu-, in; see en in Indo-European roots
Origin: + egēre, to lack.
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