1840, from Latin deligatus "bound fast," from deligare "to bind fast," from de- (see de-) + ligare "to bind" (see ligament).

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Historical Examples of deligate

  • Well, I on'y come in 'ere as a deligate like, to report, and I seen enough.

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    F. Anstey