delate

delate

[dih-leyt]
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:
1505–15; < 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

delation, noun
delator, delater, noun
delatorian [del-uh-tawr-ee-uhn, -tohr-] , adjective
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delate (dɪˈleɪt)
 
vb
1.  (formerly) to bring a charge against; denounce; impeach
2.  rare to report (an offence, etc)
3.  obsolete to make known or public
 
[C16: from Latin dēlātus, from dēferre to bring down, report, indict, from de- + ferre to bear]
 
de'lation
 
n
 
de'lator
 
n

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