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indigence

indigence

noun in·di·gence \ˈin-di-jən(t)s\

Definition of INDIGENCE

:  a level of poverty in which real hardship and deprivation are suffered and comforts of life are wholly lacking

Examples of INDIGENCE

  1. <there are various state and federal programs to help relieve indigence>

First Known Use of INDIGENCE

14th century

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