- deficient in what is requisite.
- destitute (usually followed by of).
- indigenous australian,
Origin of indigent
Examples from the Web for indigent
The lawyers of ArchCity Defenders specialize in representing the indigent and the homeless.Ferguson Feeds Off the Poor: Three Warrants a Year Per Household|Michael Daly|August 22, 2014|DAILY BEAST
In addition, many Texans believed that the role of helping the indigent belonged to the church.
She emphasizes that the indigent detainees who will benefit from this program are not all undocumented.New York City Letting Immigrants Lawyer Up for Free|Caitlin Dickson|June 26, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Herrera is seeking to have the city reimbursed for its care of indigent patients it claims were dumped there by Nevada.Nevada Sued for ‘Greyhound Therapy’ for Mentally Ill Patients|John L. Smith|September 23, 2013|DAILY BEAST
In New York, state law has authorized courts to appoint lawyers on behalf of indigent criminal defendants since 1881.Fifty Years Later, Right to Lawyer Remains ‘Unfunded Mandate’|Chris Opfer|March 18, 2013|DAILY BEAST
He laughs at Loretto and Mecca; but he succors the indigent and defends the oppressed.A Philosophical Dictionary, Volume 10 (of 10)|Franois-Marie Arouet (AKA Voltaire)
Many workhouses have been established for indigent persons capable of work.
Can he extort one noble thought from his weak and indigent brain?Love and Intrigue|Friedrich Schiller
By his will he left the bulk of his real estate to found a home for aged and indigent Hawaiians.The Hawaiian Islands|The Department of Foreign Affairs
And to make good infantry, it requireth men bred, not in a servile or indigent fashion, but in some free and plentiful manner.Landholding In England|Joseph Fisher
Word Origin for indigent
c.1400, from Old French indigent, from Latin indigentem (see indigence). As a noun, "poor person," from early 15c.