Cycles used in chronology are three: The solar cycle, the lunar cycle, and the cycle of indiction.
Indeed, if popularity was an indiction, this had become suddenly true.
Therefore, for this indiction, we decorate you with the ensigns of the Consulship.
The date of the letters is the Third indiction, September 1, 509.
Was he designated when the great Imperial officers were appointed at the beginning of the indiction?
Announces to this young man his nomination to the Praefecture of the City (for the 4th indiction).
Before its adoption the usual practice in Latin countries was to distinguish the years by their number in the cycle of indiction.
By extending it backwards, it will be found that the first of the era was the fourth of the cycle of indiction.
The indiction itself, and every one of the years composing it, began on the 1st of September of the calendar year.
We entrust to you therefore for this indiction the dignity of the Comitiva Romana, with all its rights and just emoluments.
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).