Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n.pl. Identifying marks; indications.
  • n.pl. Markings on bulk mailings used as a substitute for stamps or cancellations.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. Distinctive markings; indications.
  • n. A preprinted marking on a mailpiece which shows that postage has been paid by the sender.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n.pl. Discriminating marks; signs; tokens; indications; appearances.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Discriminating marks; badges; tokens; indications; symptoms: as, indicia of fraud; indicia of disease.

Etymologies

Latin, pl. of indicium, sign, from index, indic-, indicator; see index.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
From Latin plural of indicium ("a notice, information, discovery, sign, mark, token"), from index ("index"); see index. (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • This invention relates to a method and system for marking the inner surface of the barrel of a firearm with an identifying indicia for transfer to a bullet passing therethrough, reading the indicia from the bullet and identifying the firearm and, in particular, to the modification of the inner surface of a firearm barrel using a laser for the purpose of producing one or more areas of permanent grooves, which impart firearm data onto rounds passing through the barrel in contact with the inner surface of the barrel to form a barcode-like pattern which may be read by a barcode scanner and matched to the firearm.

    Boing Boing: October 13, 2002 - October 19, 2002 Archives

  • Initially BP Southern Africa could use the "indicia" under a written agreement with BP, free of any payment of royalties.

    ANC Daily News Briefing

  • The trademarks and other "indicia" were owned by BP worldwide.

    ANC Daily News Briefing

  • David J. Sheehan , a lawyer for Mr. Picard, said on Wednesday that the settlement, along with other recent settlements, "sends a strong message that the financial community cannot deliberately ignore indicia of fraud."

    Madoff Trustee Pulls In Another Billion

  • Restatement also takes the position that the use of indicia of identity on merchandise is a use for purposes of trade.

    Archive 2009-08-01

  • Thus, the informal policy lacked the indicia of fairness and deliberation required for judicial deference.

    Archive 2009-08-01

  • "MLI's motivation to turn a blind eye to the numerous indicia of illegitimate trading activity and fraud included the receipt of substantial fees in relation to structured notes and warrants underlying Madoff feeder funds."

    Merrill Unit Accused of Missing Madoff 'Red Flags'

  • Americans still lead the world in patents filed and the other indicia of entrepreneurship.

    Robert F. Kennedy Jr.: Big Carbon's Sock Puppets Declare War on America and the Planet

  • Things look commercial but may not be despite indicia.

    Archive 2009-06-01

  • For example, while studying in Japan he began experimenting with oriental forms and indicia of culture such as Eastern deities.

    Enrique Flores: Philanthropic Oaxaca artist has the golden touch

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