plural noun
in·​di·​cia | \ in-ˈdi-sh(ē-)ə How to pronounce indicia (audio) \

Definition of indicia

1 : distinctive marks : indications
2 : postal markings often imprinted on mail or on labels to be affixed to mail

Examples of indicia in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Although the State contends that all four of these young women were traumatized by witnessing this incident, the evidence at trial did not present any objective indicia of trauma. NBC News, 25 June 2021 No names, likenesses, photographs, or other indicia identifying any person without permission. Jeremy Cluff, The Arizona Republic, 28 Nov. 2020 Universal elements and all related indicia TM & © 2019 Universal Studios., 23 Oct. 2019 An investigation revealed the suspect vehicle was previously stolen from Los Altos and the suspect driver was in possession of Methamphetamine, drug paraphernalia and indicia of identity theft. Anne Gelhaus, The Mercury News, 20 June 2019

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First Known Use of indicia

circa 1626, in the meaning defined at sense 1

History and Etymology for indicia

Latin, plural of indicium sign, from indicare

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“Indicia.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 28 May. 2022.

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noun plural
in·​di·​cia | \ in-ˈdi-shē-ə How to pronounce indicia (audio) \

Legal Definition of indicia

: distinctive indications indicia of reliability

History and Etymology for indicia

Latin, plural of indicium sign, from indicare to point out


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