[ in-dish-ee-uh ]
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plural noun,singular in·di·ci·um.
  1. a postal marking used rather than a stamp or a regular cancellation on each item in a large shipment of prepaid mail.

  2. Often indicium.

    • a printed message or instruction, especially one stamped on a package: an indicium of “bulk mail.”

    • an indication or token.

Origin of indicia

1615–25; <Latin, plural of indiciumindicium

Words Nearby indicia Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2023

How to use indicia in a sentence

  • They form the indicia to a people's mission, and are our best guides to God's purpose in creating us.

    The Negro Problem | Booker T. Washington, et al.
  • He next tried to bring forward what might be called a number of indicia supporting his view.

  • Averages may be indicia of causation, but they are not themselves causes.

    The Value of Money | Benjamin M. Anderson, Jr.
  • The same is true of Kemmerer's indicia of "growth of business."

    The Value of Money | Benjamin M. Anderson, Jr.
  • The indicia of trade cover up speculation and the other things that go on in New York, and other financial centers.

    The Value of Money | Benjamin M. Anderson, Jr.

British Dictionary definitions for indicia


/ (ɪnˈdɪʃɪə) /

pl nsingular -cium (-ʃɪəm)
  1. distinguishing markings or signs; indications

Origin of indicia

C17: from Latin, plural of indicium a notice, from index

Derived forms of indicia

  • indicial, adjective

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