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English Dictionary: indigent by the DICT Development Group
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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) [wn]:
indigent
adj
  1. poor enough to need help from others [syn: destitute, impoverished, indigent, necessitous, needy, poverty-stricken]
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.
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