Definition of INDICTION


INDICTION

computation of time. An indiction contained a space of
fifteen years.

2. It was used in dating at Rome and in England. It began at the
dismission of the Nicene council, A. D. 312. The first year was
reckoned the first of the first indiction, the second, the third,
&c., till fifteen years afterwards. The sixteenth year was the
first year of the second indiction, the thirty-first year was the
first ar of the third indiction, &c.

Source: Bouviers Law Dictionary 1856 Edition

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