Indicia

Indicia

Indicia has a number of meanings:

In postage, indicia are markings on a mail piece showing that postage has been paid by the sender. Postage stamps, meter marks, and FIM (facing identification marks) bars are considered indicia by the Postal Service.

In comic books and other magazines, indicia also refers to a piece of text traditionally appearing on the first recto page after the cover, which usually contains the official name of the publication, its publication date, information regarding editorial governance of the publication, and a disclaimer regarding disposition of unsolicited submissions. In recent years, placement of indicia has moved away from being exclusively on the inside first recto page. Since 2006, comic books commonly have indicia on the inside last verso page, while magazines may place their indicia almost anywhere within the publication. Pornography magazines published in the United States are required to use an extended form of indicia that also includes information about age verification legislation.


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  • indicia — in·di·cia /in di shē ə/ n pl [Latin, plural of indicium sign, from indicare to point out]: distinctive indications indicia of reliability Merriam Webster’s Dictionary of Law. Merriam Webster. 1996 …   Law dictionary

  • Indicia — In*di ci*a, n. pl. [L., pl. of indicium, fr. index an index.] (Law) Discriminating marks; signs; tokens; indications; appearances. Burrill. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • indicia — indications, Latin plural of indicium information, disclosure, discovery, from index (gen. indicis); see INDEX (Cf. index) …   Etymology dictionary

  • indicia — Imprinted designation on mail that denotes postage payment (e.g., permit imprint) …   Glossary of postal terms

  • indicia — [in dish′ə, in dish′ē ə] pl.n. sing. indicium [in dish′əm] [L, pl. of indicium, a notice, information < index (gen. indicis): see INDEX] 1. characteristic marks or tokens ☆ 2. printed designs or legends on mail or on a mailing label, as for… …   English World dictionary

  • indicia — noun a) Distinctive markings; indications. Harry Potter names, characters and related indicia are copyright and trademark Warner Bros. © 2000. Front matter, हैरी पॉटर और पारस पत्थर, Hindi translation of Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone by …   Wiktionary

  • indicia — /indis(hXi)ya/ Signs; indications. Circumstances which point to the existence of a given fact as probable, but not certain. For example, indicia of partnership are any circumstances which would induce the belief that a given person was in reality …   Black's law dictionary

  • indicia — /indis(hXi)ya/ Signs; indications. Circumstances which point to the existence of a given fact as probable, but not certain. For example, indicia of partnership are any circumstances which would induce the belief that a given person was in reality …   Black's law dictionary

  • indicia — n.pl. 1 distinguishing or identificatory marks. 2 signs, indications. Etymology: pl. of L indicium (as INDEX) * * * indicia plural of indicium …   Useful english dictionary

  • indicia — noun plural Etymology: Latin, plural of indicium sign, from indicare Date: circa 1626 1. distinctive marks ; indications 2. postal markings often imprinted on mail or on labels to be affixed to mail …   New Collegiate Dictionary

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