indiction

noun in·dic·tion \ in-ˈdik-shən \
Updated on: 25 Feb 2018

Definition of indiction

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

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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


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