From Old French indiction or its source, Latin indictiōnem, accusative singular of indictiō, from indicere, present active infinitive of indicō.
indiction (plural indictions)
- (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.
- A declaration or official announcement.
- (historical) The decree made by Roman emperors which fixed the property tax for the next fifteen years.
indiction f (oblique plural indictions, nominative singular indiction, nominative plural indictions)
- imposition (condition which is imposed)
- indiction (historical fiscal period)
- (fr) Godefroy, Frédéric, Dictionnaire de l'ancienne langue française et de tous ses dialectes du IXe au XVe siècle (1881) (indicion)