is the only one ever used at the present day. To find the indiction and year of the indiction by the first
method, subtract 312 from the given year a. d., and divide by 15; by the second method, add 3 to the
given year a. d., and the divide by 15. In either case, the quotient is the number of the current indiction,
and the remainder the year of the indiction. See Cycle of indiction, under Cycle.
(In*dic"tive) a. [L. indictivus. See Indict.] Proclaimed; declared; public. Kennet.
(In*dict"ment) n. [Cf. Inditement.]
1. The act of indicting, or the state of being indicted.
2. (Law) The formal statement of an offense, as framed by the prosecuting authority of the State, and
found by the grand jury.
To the validity of an indictment a finding by the grand jury is essential, while an information rests only on
presentation by the prosecuting authority.
3. An accusation in general; a formal accusation.
Bill of indictment. See under Bill.
(In*dict"or) n. (Law) One who indicts. Bacon.
(In"dies) n. pl. A name designating the East Indies, also the West Indies.
Our king has all the Indies in his arms.Shak.
(In*dif"fer*ence) n. [L. indifferentia similarity, want of difference: cf. F. indifférence.]
1. The quality or state of being indifferent, or not making a difference; want of sufficient importance to
constitute a difference; absence of weight; insignificance.
2. Passableness; mediocrity.
3. Impartiality; freedom from prejudice, prepossession, or bias.
He . . . is far from such indifference and equity as ought and must be in judges which he saith I assign.Sir T. More.
4. Absence of anxiety or interest in respect to what is presented to the mind; unconcernedness; as, entire
indifference to all that occurs.
Indifference can not but be criminal, when it is conversant about objects which are so far from being of
an indifferent nature, that they are highest importance.Addison.
Syn. Carelessness; negligence; unconcern; apathy; insensibility; coldness; lukewarmness.
(In*dif"fer*en*cy) n. Absence of interest in, or influence from, anything; unconcernedness; equilibrium; indifferentism; indifference.
To give ourselves to a detestable indifferency or neutrality in this cause.Fuller.
Moral liberty . . . does not, after all, consist in a power of indifferency, or in a power of choosing without
regard to motives.Hazlitt.
(In*dif"fer*ent) a. [F. indifférent, L. indifferens. See In- not, and Different.]