Indigence meaning

ĭn'dĭ-jəns
The state of being poor; poverty.
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The condition of being indigent.
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Origin of indigence

  • Middle English, late 14th century, from Old French indigence (13th century), from Latin indigentia, from indigentem, form of indigere (“to need”), from indu (“in, within”) + egere (“be in need, want”).
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  • Only relation to antonym affluence is common Latinate suffix +‎ -ence.
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