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Delation

Delation \De*la"tion\, n. [L. delatio accusation: cf. F. d['e]lation.]

  1. Conveyance. [Obs. or Archaic]

    In delation of sounds, the inclosure of them preserveth them.
    --Bacon.

  2. (Law) Accusation by an informer.
    --Milman.

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delation

n. 1 (context obsolete English) conveyance. 2 (context legal English) An accusation or charge brought against someone, especially by an informer.

Usage examples of "delation".

I tell you, sirs, there have been more delations to the Presbytery for the sin of witchcraft in Woodilee than in any other parish on the water of Aller.

Let none, except the authors themselves, be apprehensive of delations, ^37 which, as a subject, I have always condemned, and, as a prince, will severely punish.

  Let none, except the authors themselves, be apprehensive of delations, ^37 which, as a subject, I have always condemned, and, as a prince, will severely punish.