indiction

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old French indiction or its source, Latin indictiōnem, accusative singular of indictiō, from indicere, present active infinitive of indicō.

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Noun[edit]

indiction (plural indictions)

  1. (historical) A fiscal period of fifteen years, instituted by Constantine in 313 CE (but counting from 1st September 312), used throughout the Middle Ages as a way of dating events, documents etc.
  2. A declaration or official announcement.
  3. (historical) The decree made by Roman Emperors which fixed the property tax for the next fifteen years.

Old French[edit]

Noun[edit]

indiction f (oblique plural indictions, nominative singular indiction, nominative plural indictions)

  1. imposition (condition which is imposed)
  2. indiction (historical fiscal period)

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