Indigent Definition and Legal Meaning

On this page, you'll find the legal definition and meaning of Indigent, written in plain English, along with examples of how it is used.

What is Indigent?

One who is poor and cannot afford basic neccessities of life like food, shelter and clothes. It also refers to a defendant who cannot afford a lawyer/attorney to fight the case. In such cases, the court authorities provides a government attornies to try the case.