indicia

[in-dish-ee-uh]
plural noun, singular indicium.
1.
a postal marking used rather than a stamp or a regular cancellation on each item in a large shipment of prepaid mail.
2.
Often, indicium.
a.
a printed message or instruction, especially one stamped on a package: an indicium of “bulk mail.”
b.
an indication or token.

Origin:
1615–25; < Latin, plural of indicium indicium

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indicium

[in-dish-ee-uhm]
noun, plural indicia [in-dish-ee-uh] , indiciums.
indicia ( def 2 ).

Origin:
1615–25; < Latin: disclosure, sign, indication, equivalent to indic(āre) to make known (see indicate) + -ium -ium

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indicia (ɪnˈdɪʃɪə)
 
pl n , sing -cium
distinguishing markings or signs; indications
 
[C17: from Latin, plural of indicium a notice, from index]
 
in'dicial
 
adj

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Example sentences
Enemy testimony simply lacks one of the many possible indicia of unreliability.
Mailer counterfeits meter indicia or manipulates meters to avoid paying postage.
Indicia printed on labels or tapes not stuck to wrappers or envelopes must be
  submitted loose.
The indicia are dispensed in the form of a digitally signed image.
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