Definition of indigent:
impoverished, barren, needy, hard up, down-and-out, broke, free, beggarly, impecunious, devoid, broken, necessitous, penurious, destitute, rich, poverty-stricken, penniless, strapped, innocent, wiped out, poor, study at poor.
- "Paris As It Was and As It Is", Francis W. Blagdon.
Moreover, as an oligarchy is said to be a government of men of family, fortune, and education; so, on the contrary, a democracy is a government in the hands of men of no birth, indigent circumstances, and mechanical employments.- "Politics A Treatise on Government", Aristotle.
Volumnius had, by this time, taken three forts in Samnium, in which three thousand of the enemy had been slain, and about half that number made prisoners; and, a sedition having been raised among the Lucanians by the plebeians and the more indigent of the people, he had, to the great satisfaction of the nobles, quelled it by sending thither Quintus Fabius, proconsul, with his own veteran army.- "The History of Rome; Books Nine to Twenty-Six", Titus Livius.