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a person who cannot financially afford their own legal representation, so the court will have to appoint an attorney to represent them.


 

Merriam-Webster Online Dictionary
indigent (adjective)
1.
suffering from extreme poverty - impoverished
2.
a) archaic - deficient
b) archaic totally lacking in something specified
Merriam-Webster Online Thesaurus
indigent (adjective)
lacking money or material possessions
SYNONYMS:
beggared, beggarly, broke, destitute, dirt-poor, down-and-out, famished, hard up, impecunious, impoverished, indigent, necessitous, needful, needy, pauperized, penniless, penurious, poverty-stricken, skint, threadbare
RELATED WORDS:
deprived, disadvantaged, dispossessed, unaffluent, underprivileged; bankrupt, bankrupted, bust ( busted), insolvent; possessionless, ruined; depressed, distressed, hand-to-mouth, hardscrabble, pinched, poorish, reduced, straitened; cash-strapped, low, short, tapped out
NEAR ANTONYMS:
comfortable, prosperous
affluent, deep-pocketed, fat, fat-cat, flush, moneyed ( monied), opulent, rich, silk-stocking, wealthy, well-heeled, well-off, well-to-do
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