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Definition of "dittay" []

  • In Scots law: (noun)
  • The matter of charge or ground of indictment against one accused of crime. (noun)
  • The charge itself; an indictment. (noun)

The Century Dictionary (Public Domain)

Use "dittay" in a sentence
  • "For this reason the same authority is at a loss to know whether the prisoners were immediately put to the knowledge of an assize, being taken "red-hand," without the formality of being served a "dittay" (as who should say an indictment), as in ordinary cases, before the magistrates of Edinburgh, or else sent for trial before the baron bailie of the regality of Broughton, in whose jurisdiction Warriston was situated."
  • "When he appeared at the bar of the house so to speak -- before Parliament -- the following "dittay" or indictment was made against him: --"
  • "The King, like his representatives, was astonished by the accusation, but when he heard of the terrible "dittay" which had been brought against Hamilton "he came suddenly out of Falkland, where"