Definition of Delation

1. n. Conveyance.



Definition of Delation

1. Noun. (obsolete) Conveyance. ¹

2. Noun. (legal) accusation by an informer ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Delation

1. the act of delating [n -S]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Delation

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delaminations
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delapsion
delapsions
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delation (current term)
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delay differential equation
delay differential equations
delay line
delayable
delayed

Literary usage of Delation

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1. A History of the Inquisition of Spain by Henry Charles Lea (1906)
"Informers thus were not put to the trouble of coming forward personally and facilities for delation were brought to every man's door. Thus on June 28, ..."

2. The Law of the Church: A Cyclopedia of Canon Law for English-speaking Countries by Ethelred Luke Taunton (1906)
"delation Cf. St. 1. delation is a secret denunciation or declaration of a crime ... delation, according to divine and natural law, can only take for the ..."

3. The Church History of Britain: From the Birth of Jesus Christ Until the Year by Thomas Fuller, John Sherren Brewer (1845)
"... Caster Fox £" * -delation, £«£•- of Constance to history thereof in tL • ( by mistake) the auth°". ..."

4. The Expositor edited by William Robertson Nicoll, Samuel Cox, James Moffatt (1895)
"THE "CURSING OF THE GROUND" AND THE "REVEALING OF THE SONS OF GOD" IN delation TO NATURAL FACTS. III. THE RESTORATION. THE calamities produced by the Fall ..."

5. Paris in 1789-94: Farewell Letters of Victims of the Guillotine by John Goldworth Alger (1902)
"... Auctions and Speculation—Crime—delation—Heroism. VIVID as is the picture of Parisian life during the Terror furnished by these confidential reports, ..."

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