in·​dic·​tion in-ˈdik-shən How to pronounce indiction (audio)
: a 15-year cycle used as a chronological unit in several ancient and medieval systems

Examples of indiction in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Is Apple still on target? ‘Spring Loaded’ will be our first indiction. Ewan Spence, Forbes, 20 Apr. 2021

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Word History


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, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of indiction was in the 14th century

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“Indiction.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 22 Feb. 2024.

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