indicia

[ in-dish-ee-uh ]
/ ɪnˈdɪʃ i ə /

plural noun, singular in·di·ci·um.

a postal marking used rather than a stamp or a regular cancellation on each item in a large shipment of prepaid mail.
Often indicium.
  1. a printed message or instruction, especially one stamped on a package: an indicium of “bulk mail.”
  2. an indication or token.

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Origin of indicia

1615–25; <Latin, plural of indiciumindicium
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British Dictionary definitions for indicia

indicia
/ (ɪnˈdɪʃɪə) /

pl n singular -cium (-ʃɪəm)

distinguishing markings or signs; indications

Derived forms of indicia

indicial, adjective

Word Origin for indicia

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