Delation

Definitions

  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Delation (Law) Accusation by an informer.
    • Delation Conveyance. "In delation of sounds, the inclosure of them preserveth them."
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n delation Carriage; conveyance; transmission.
    • n delation Accusation or criminal information; specifically, interested accusation; secret or sinister denunciation.
    • n delation Extension; delay; postponement.
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
L. delatio, accusation: cf. F. délation,

Usage

In literature:

They detest delators and informers.
"A Compilation of the Messages and Papers of the Presidents" by James D. Richardson
The Inquisition rested on the double basis of ecclesiastical fanaticism and protected delation.
"Renaissance in Italy, Volumes 1 and 2" by John Addington Symonds
Perhaps this party division is necessary to induce each to watch and delate to the people the proceedings of the other.
"Memoir, Correspondence, And Miscellanies, From The Papers Of Thomas Jefferson" by Thomas Jefferson
They are distinguished the ane from the other be delating and contracting the mouth, and are a, e, i, o, u.
"Of the Orthographie and Congruitie of the Britan Tongue" by Alexander Hume
In 1649 Lady Pittathrow was delated of witchcraft.
"Witch Stories" by E. Lynn (Elizabeth Lynn) Linton
The Romanov family in especial suffered severely from these delations.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 4, Slice 3" by Various
Klatawa delate, go straight; delate wauwau, tell the truth.
"Dictionary of the Chinook Jargon" by T. N. Hibben
During the last three months of 1904 public opinion was diverted to the cognate question of the existence of masonic delation in the army.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 10, Slice 7" by Various
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In news:

Delator si, Magister no.
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In science:

The complexes delated by ppiTrim are often derived from the former and form only parts of the latter.
ppiTrim: Constructing non-redundant and up-to-date interactomes
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