Definitions

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. Conveyance.
  • n. accusation by an informer

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. Conveyance.
  • n. Accusation by an informer.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. Carriage; conveyance; transmission.
  • n. Accusation or criminal information; specifically, interested accusation; secret or sinister denunciation.
  • n. Extension; delay; postponement.

Etymologies

From Latin delatio (Wiktionary)

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  • JM has been informed that we are in danger of becoming a delation nation.

    April 14, 2011

  • "He felt stronger, more capable of dealing with most emergencies that might arise: delation, the sudden treachery of a captured or a double agent, even severe interrogation."
    —Patrick O'Brian, The Surgeon's Mate, 332

    Accusation.

    February 9, 2008