Origin of indiction
Examples from the Web for indiction
The Indiction itself, and every one of the years composing it, began on the 1st of September of the calendar year.
Receive then for this Indiction the dignity of Count in such and such a Province.
Announces to this young man his nomination to the Praefecture of the City (for the 4th Indiction).
Given at Rome, the 6th of the Ides of January, the 14th indiction.A Source Book for Mediaeval History|Oliver J. Thatcher
Indeed, if popularity was an indiction, this had become suddenly true.A Sappho of Green Springs|Bret Harte
British Dictionary definitions for 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
Word Origin and History 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).