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in·dic·tion

 (ĭn-dĭk′shən)
n.
A 15-year cycle used as a chronological unit in ancient Rome and incorporated in some medieval systems.

[Middle English indiccioun, from Late Latin indictiō, indictiōn-, proclamation, period of 15 years, from Latin indictus, past participle of indīcere, to proclaim : in-, intensive pref.; see in-2 + dīcere, to say; see deik- in Indo-European roots.]

indiction

(ɪnˈdɪkʃən)
(in the Roman Empire and later in various medieval kingdoms) n
1. (Historical Terms) a recurring fiscal period of 15 years, often used as a unit for dating events
2. (Historical Terms) a particular year in this period or the number assigned it
3. (Historical Terms) (from the reign of Constantine the Great)
a. a valuation of property made every 15 years as a basis for taxation
b. the tax based on this valuation
[C14: from Latin indictiō declaration, announcement of a tax; see indite]
inˈdictional adj

in•dic•tion

(ɪnˈdɪk ʃən)

n.
a recurring fiscal period of 15 years, adopted in the Roman Empire and long used for dating ordinary events.
[1350–1400; Middle English indiccio(u)n < Latin indictiō imposition (of duties or taxes), derivative of indic-, variant s. of indīcere to proclaim, impose =in- in-2 + dīcere to say]
in•dic′tion•al, adj.

indiction

in the Roman Empire, the cyclical, fifteen-year fiscal period, used for dating ordinary events. Also called cycle of indiction.indictional. adj.
See also: Calendar
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Noun1.indiction - a 15-year cycle used as a chronological unit in ancient Rome and adopted in some medieval kingdoms
period, period of time, time period - an amount of time; "a time period of 30 years"; "hastened the period of time of his recovery"; "Picasso's blue period"
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