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.
3. Also called cycle of indiction.
the recurring fiscal period of 15 years in the Roman Empire, long used for dating ordinary events. Compare lustrum
a specified year in this period.
the number indicating it.
Origin: 1350–1400; Middle English indiccio Related forms
< Latin indictiōn-
(stem of indictiō
) announcement, equivalent to indict
) past participle of indīcere
to announce, proclaim + -iōn- -ion