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Meaning of indiction

in•dic•tion

Pronunciation: (in-dik'shun), [key]
— n.
  1. a proclamation made every 15 years in the later Roman Empire, fixing the valuation of property to be used as a basis for taxation.
  2. a tax based on such valuation.
  3. Also calledthe recurring fiscal period of 15 years in the Roman Empire, long used for dating ordinary events. Cf. lustrum.
  4. a specified year in this period.
  5. the number indicating it.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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