[in-dik-shuh n] /ɪnˈdɪk ʃən/
a proclamation made every 15 years in the later Roman Empire, fixing the valuation of property to be used as a basis for taxation.
a tax based on such valuation.
Also called cycle of indiction. the recurring fiscal period of 15 years in the Roman Empire, long used for dating ordinary events.
a specified year in this period.
the number indicating it.
noun (in the Roman Empire and later in various medieval kingdoms)
a recurring fiscal period of 15 years, often used as a unit for dating events
a particular year in this period or the number assigned it
(from the reign of Constantine the Great)
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).
[in-dahyt] /ɪnˈdaɪt/ verb (used with object) 1. (of a grand jury) to bring a formal accusation against, as a means of bringing to trial: The grand jury indicted him for murder. 2. to charge with an offense or crime; accuse of wrongdoing; castigate; criticize: He tends to indict everyone of plotting against him. /ɪnˈdaɪt/ verb […]
[in-dahyt-muh nt] /ɪnˈdaɪt mənt/ noun 1. an act of . 2. Law. a formal accusation initiating a criminal case, presented by a grand jury and usually required for felonies and other serious crimes. 3. any charge, accusation, serious criticism, or cause for blame. 4. the state of being . /ɪnˈdaɪtmənt/ noun (criminal law) 1. a […]
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