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INDIGENT Definition & Legal Meaning

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In a general sense an “indigent” person is one who is needy and poor, or one who has not sufficient property to furnish him a living nor any one able to support him and to whom he is entitled to look for support. See Storrs Agricultural School v. Whitney, 54 Conn. 342, 8 Atl. 141; Juneau County v. Wood County, 100 Wis. 330, 85 N. W. 387; City of Lynchburg v. Slaughter, 75 Va. G2. The laws of some of the states distinguish between “paupers” and “indigent persons,” the latter being persons who have no property or source of income sufficient for their support aside from their own labor, though self-supporting when able to work and in employment. See In reIlybart, 119 N. C. 359, 25 S. E. 903; People v. Schoharie County, 121 N. Y. 345, 24 N. E. 830; Rev. St Mo. 1899,


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