|1.||Declaration; proclamation; public notice or appointment.|
|2.||A cycle of fifteen years.|
|Noun||1.||indiction - a 15-year cycle used as a chronological unit in ancient Rome and adopted in some medieval kingdoms|
INDICTION, computation of time. An indiction contained a space of fifteen
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 year of the third indiction, &c.