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n.1.The act of pointing out as with the finger; indication.
Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary, published 1913 by G. & C. Merriam Co.
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Chartier and Stallybrass emphasize the use of commonplace markers (quotation marks), although there are other indexes of the noteworthy and excerptible sentence: italics, a change of font, and the marginal index that William Sherman has called the "manicule." (8) For reasons that will become apparent, I will refer to this mark--a hand with a pointing finger--as "indigitation." For Chartier and Stallybrass, the all-important authority cultivated by commonplacing has nothing to do with the author or even, in the case of plays, the character speaking the sentence.
In religious, political, and quasi-typographical terms, Gaunt lends himself to God's judgment, transforming his whole person into an act of "indigitation," which Cooper's Thesaurus defines as an act of naming or pointing out.