from The Century Dictionary.

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

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun Obs. or Archaic Conveyance.
  • noun (Law) Accusation by an informer.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun obsolete Conveyance.
  • noun law accusation by an informer


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From Latin delatio



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  • "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


    February 9, 2008

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

    April 14, 2011