indigence

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in·di·gence

 (ĭn′dĭ-jəns)
n.
The state of being poor; poverty.

in•di•gence

(ˈɪn dɪ dʒəns)

n.
seriously impoverished condition; poverty.
[1325–75; Middle English < Latin indigentia need. See indigent, -ence]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.indigence - a state of extreme poverty or destitution; "their indigence appalled him"; "a general state of need exists among the homeless"
impoverishment, poorness, poverty - the state of having little or no money and few or no material possessions
mendicancy, mendicity, beggary - the state of being a beggar or mendicant; "they were reduced to mendicancy"

indigence

noun
Translations

indigence

[ˈɪndɪdʒəns] Nindigencia f

indigence

nBedürftigkeit f, → Armut f
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The 1601 Poor Law Act classified paupers into groups: the able-bodied poor, or those who could not find work; the ill-health poor, or those too ill to work; the impotent poor, those too old or too young to work; and the idle poor, those too lazy or who refused to find work.