cycle of indiction
Origin of indiction
noun (in the Roman Empire and later in various medieval kingdoms)
- a valuation of property made every 15 years as a basis for taxation
- the tax based on this valuation
Word Origin for indiction
late 14c., "period of fifteen years," a chronological unit of the Romans, originally for taxation purposes, fixed by Constantine and reckoned from Sept. 1, 312; it was still in use in the Middle Ages. From Latin indictionem (nominative indictio) "declaration, appointment," noun of action from past participle stem of indicere (see indictive).