in·​dic·​tion | \ in-ˈdik-shən How to pronounce indiction (audio) \

Definition of indiction

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

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Recent Examples on the Web Early indictions suggest most people who got sick vaped products containing THC, a compound in marijuana, either instead of or in addition to nicotine. Jamie Ducharme, Time, "'I Wish We Had More Answers': Health Officials Still Don't Know Why 500 People Have Gotten Sick After Vaping," 19 Sep. 2019

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First Known Use of indiction

14th century, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for 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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“Indiction.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 26 May. 2020.

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