- a postal marking used rather than a stamp or a regular cancellation on each item in a large shipment of prepaid mail.
- 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 indicium indicium
Origin of indicium
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Examples from the Web for indicia
Averages may be indicia of causation, but they are not themselves causes.
The same is true of Kemmerer's indicia of "growth of business."
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.
These three indicia, weighted in a manner to be described in a moment, are then averaged.
The indicia of trade cover up speculation and the other things that go on in New York, and other financial centers.
- distinguishing markings or signs; indications
C17: from Latin, plural of indicium a notice, from index
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Word Origin and History for indicia
"indications," Latin plural of indicium "information, disclosure, discovery," from index (genitive indicis); see index.
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