plural noun

in·​di·​cia in-ˈdi-sh(ē-)ə How to pronounce indicia (audio)
: distinctive marks : indications
: postal markings often imprinted on mail or on labels to be affixed to mail

Examples of indicia in a Sentence

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Word History


Latin, plural of indicium sign, from indicare

First Known Use

circa 1626, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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The first known use of indicia was circa 1626

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“Indicia.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 23 Sep. 2023.

Legal Definition


noun plural
in·​di·​cia in-ˈdi-shē-ə How to pronounce indicia (audio)
: distinctive indications
indicia of reliability

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

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