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noun 
  1. A person in need, or in poverty
    • 1975: I liked the streets best, so I walked and stared, and slept in a Salvation Army hostel for indigents. But I was no ; I was rich in feeling, and that was a luxury I had rarely known. " Robertson Davies, World of Wonders
adjective 
  1. poor, Poor; destitute; in need.
    • 1974, Guy Davenport, Tatlin!
    • : I had since my introduction to the prince been sensitive to the fact that he must think an obviously soldier of fortune will sooner or later open the subject of a subscription to the Greek Cause.
Etymology: Old French, from the present participle stem of indigere "lack", from indi- (strengthened form of in-) + egere "be in need".


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