Indicatory to Indigo
(In"di*ca*to*ry) a. Serving to show or make known; showing; indicative; signifying; implying.
(In`di*ca"trix) n. [NL.] (Geom. of Three Dimensions) A certain conic section supposed to
be drawn in the tangent plane to any surface, and used to determine the accidents of curvature of the
surface at the point of contact. The curve is similar to the intersection of the surface with a parallel to
the tangent plane and indefinitely near it. It is an ellipse when the curvature is synclastic, and an hyperbola
when the curvature is anticlastic.
(||In`di*ca"vit) n. [L., he has indicated.] (Eng. Law) A writ of prohibition against proceeding
in the spiritual court in certain cases, when the suit belongs to the common-law courts. Wharton (Law
(In"dice) n. [F. indice indication, index. See Index.] Index; indication. [Obs.] B. Jonson.
(In"di*ces) n. pl. See Index.
(||In*di"ci*a) n. pl. [L., pl. of indicium, fr. index an index.] (Law) Discriminating marks; signs; tokens; indications; appearances.
(In*dic"i*ble) a. [F.] Unspeakable. [Obs.]
(In*dic"o*lite) n. [L. indicum indigo + -lite: cf. F. indicolithe.] (Min.) A variety of tourmaline of
an indigo-blue color.
(In*dict") v. t. [imp. & p. p. Indicted (- dit"ed); p. pr. & vb. n. Indicting.] [OE. enditen. See
1. To write; to compose; to dictate; to indite. [Obs.]
2. To appoint publicly or by authority; to proclaim or announce. [Obs.]
I am told shall have no Lent indicted this year.Evelyn.
3. (Law) To charge with a crime, in due form of law, by the finding or presentment of a grand jury; to
find an indictment against; as, to indict a man for arson. It is the peculiar province of a grand jury to
indict, as it is of a house of representatives to impeach.
(In*dict"a*ble) a. Capable of being, or liable to be, indicted; subject to indictment; as, an indictable
offender or offense.
(In`dict*ee") n. (Law) A person indicted.
(In*dict"er) n. One who indicts.
(In*dic"tion) n. [L. indictio: cf. F. indiction. See Indict, Indite.]
1. Declaration; proclamation; public notice or appointment. [Obs.] "Indiction of a war." Bacon.
Secular princes did use to indict, or permit the indiction of, synods of bishops.Jer. Taylor.
2. A cycle of fifteen years.
This mode of reckoning time is said to have been introduced by Constantine the Great, in connection
with the payment of tribute. It was adopted at various times by the Greek emperors of Constantinople,
the popes, and the parliaments of France. Through the influence of the popes, it was extensively used
in the ecclesiastical chronology of the Middle Ages. The number of indictions was reckoned at first from
312 a. d., but since the twelfth century it has been reckoned from the birth of Christ. The papal indiction