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Definition of "delation" [de•la•tion]

  • Conveyance. (noun)
  • Accusation by an informer (noun) : Text is available under the Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License

Use "delation" in a sentence
  • "“Only you know,” said Bothwell, still playing with the purse, “that every landholder is answerable for the conformity and loyalty of his household, and that these fellows of mine are not obliged to be silent on the subject of the fine sermon we have had from that old puritan in the tartan plaid there; and I presume you are aware that the consequences of delation will be a heavy fine before the council.”"
  • "He is asked for the names of the priests also, but replies that delation is forbidden by the laws; they will be found easily enough in their respective cities."
  • "Espionage, delation, quarrels between heads and tutors, rejection of"