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indigent; one who is unable to provide his or her own support and is otherwise without financial resources. Under the Equal Protection Clause to the United States Constitution, indigents and paupers may be excused from paying certain costs and other legal fees so that they may have equal accesss to the courts.
See in forma pauperis; indigent. Source: Barron's Dictionary of Legal Terms, Steven H. Gifis, 5th Edition; © 2016