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delate

[dih-leyt] /dɪˈleɪt/
verb (used with object), delated, delating.
1.
Chiefly Scot. to inform against; denounce or accuse.
2.
Archaic. to relate; report:
to delate an offense.
Origin
1505-1515
1505-15; < Latin dēlātus (suppletive past participle of dēferre to bring down, report, accuse), equivalent to dē- de- + lā- carry (past participle stem of ferre) + -tus past participle suffix
Related forms
delation, noun
delator, delater, noun
delatorian
[del-uh-tawr-ee-uh n, -tohr-] /ˌdɛl əˈtɔr i ən, -ˈtoʊr-/ (Show IPA),
adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for de-late

delate

/dɪˈleɪt/
verb (transitive)
1.
(formerly) to bring a charge against; denounce; impeach
2.
(rare) to report (an offence, etc)
3.
(obsolete) to make known or public
Derived Forms
delation, noun
delator, noun
Word Origin
C16: from Latin dēlātus, from dēferre to bring down, report, indict, from de- + ferre to bear
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