verb (used with object), de·lat·ed, de·lat·ing.
Origin of delate
Related formsde·la·tion, nounde·la·tor, de·lat·er, noundel·a·to·ri·an [del-uh-tawr-ee-uh n, -tohr-] /ˌdɛl əˈtɔr i ən, -ˈtoʊr-/, adjective
Examples from the Web for delation
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|George Saintsbury
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.
That court is to try criminals sent to it by the National Assembly, or brought before it by other courses of delation.