Origin of indicium
- 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
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- distinguishing markings or signs; indications
Word Origin for indicia
C17: from Latin, plural of indicium a notice, from index
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"indications," Latin plural of indicium "information, disclosure, discovery," from index (genitive indicis); see index.
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