- Chiefly Scot. to inform against; denounce or accuse.
- Archaic. to relate; report: to delate an offense.
Origin of delate
Examples from the Web for delation
Historical Examples of delation
That court is to try criminals sent to it by the National Assembly, or brought before it by other courses of delation.
Delation was so indispensable to the Inquisition that it was to be secured by rewards as well as by punishments.A History of The Inquisition of The Middle Ages; volume I
Henry Charles Lea
The cowardly assault did not save the minister, who was too deeply compromised in the delation scandal.
To wit the "arts" of suffering and being silent, by which his interlocutor Lepidus has explained his own safety from delation.A History of English Literature
- (formerly) to bring a charge against; denounce; impeach
- rare to report (an offence, etc)
- obsolete to make known or public