noun in·dic·tion \in-ˈdik-shən\

Definition of indiction

  1. :  a 15-year cycle used as a chronological unit in several ancient and medieval systems

Origin and Etymology of indiction

Middle English indiccion, from Anglo-French, from Late Latin indiction-, indictio, from Latin, proclamation, from indicere to proclaim, from in- + dicere to say — more at diction

First Known Use: 14th century

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