Examples of indigent in a Sentence
- … every day, I fled the house and drove aimlessly over mountain roads that passed by indigent farms and strange, unpainted churches. —Mark Singer, New Yorker, 25 Dec. 2000 & 1 Jan. 2001
- A land post was offered him in November, 1765, as Governor of Greenwich Hospital, a shelter for disabled and indigent seamen and a place affording many openings for jobbery (the contemporary term for bureaucratic graft). —Barbara W. Tuchman, The First Salute, 1988
- He went around climbing dark stairs and knocking on doors and taking flash photos of indigent families in their dwellings. —E. L. Doctorow, Ragtime, (1974) 1975
Because he was indigent, the court appointed a lawyer to defend him.
The clinic provides free care for indigent patients.
Recent Examples of indigent from the Web
But a proliferation of pawnshops and a circuit court crowded with indigent defendants are reminders of the grinding poverty all around, in the rural areas of western Arkansas and eastern Oklahoma.
This year's event benefited two of the organization's programs: assisting the indigent or homeless with free prescription medicine via the St. Vincent de Paul Community Pharmacy and GED preparation through the St. Vincent de Paul-Sr.
For instance, the indigent care levy has been in place continuously for 51 years.
Federal law requires that all state Medicaid programs cover certain populations, like impoverished children, disabled children and adults, mothers and the indigent elderly in need of nursing-home care, and certain services, like hospital care.
Fletcher said the county needs to do more to address homelessness, provide services to indigent people, protect the environment and curtail greenhouse gas emissions, and make affordable housing more available.
WASHINGTON -- The Supreme Court ruled narrowly Monday that indigent defendants have a right to mental health experts who can assist in their defense, rather than merely impartial psychiatrists.
The Council, which has underwritten a program that since 2013 has defended all indigent immigrants in deportation proceedings, vowed to continue it — without restrictions.
West Virginia has the country’s highest death rate from overdoses—so many that the state has already exhausted its indigent burial fund for the current fiscal year.
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Origin and Etymology of indigent
First Known Use: 15th centurySee Words from the same year
Synonymsbeggared, beggarly, broke, destitute, dirt-poor, down-and-out, famished, hard up, impecunious, impoverished, poor, necessitous, needful, needy, pauperized, penniless, penurious, poverty-stricken, skint [chiefly British], threadbare
Antonymsaffluent, deep-pocketed, fat, fat-cat, flush, moneyed (also monied), opulent, rich, silk-stocking, wealthy, well-heeled, well-off, well-to-do
Related Wordsdeprived, disadvantaged, dispossessed, unaffluent, underprivileged; bankrupt, bankrupted, bust (or busted), insolvent; possessionless, ruined; depressed, distressed, hand-to-mouth, hardscrabble, pinched, poorish, reduced, straitened; cash-strapped, low, short, tapped out
Near Antonymscomfortable, prosperous
INDIGENT Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of indigent for English Language Learners
: lacking money : very poor
legal Definition of indigent
- the indigent defendant was provided with counsel
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