Indicium is a Latin term meaning, the act of accusing someone of a crime. It is also the act of promising recompense for a certain service. Indicium is a sign or mark which is usually used as a type of proof. The most commonly cited, indicium is the award's ratio to the actual harm inflicted on a plaintiff. Indicium also facilates in making comparison of the award with civil or criminal penalties that could be imposed for comparative misconduct.[Apache Corp. v. Moore, 960 S.W.2d 746 (Tex. App. Amarillo 1997)].