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Delate

Postby Grogie » Sat Jul 29, 2006 4:28 am

I saw this interesting word at m-w.com today. It means ''to accuse or denounce''. It,s a rather old word that,s mainly used in tribunals.
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Postby Brazilian dude » Sat Jul 29, 2006 11:12 am

Funny I understood it the moment I saw it. We have delatar in Portuguese.

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Postby Perry » Sat Jul 29, 2006 1:52 pm

I would be less than elated to find myself delated.

I looked for the origin of delate, but couldn't find it. I only found confirmation of the definition.
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Postby Brazilian dude » Sat Jul 29, 2006 2:11 pm

Latin verb deferre, look here.

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Postby Perry » Sat Jul 29, 2006 9:00 pm

Thanks, I did. After reading that article, I am less inclined than ever to pine for the good old days of the Roman Empire. :lol:
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Postby Palewriter » Sat Jul 29, 2006 9:10 pm

Perry wrote:Thanks, I did. After reading that article, I am less inclined than ever to pine for the good old days of the Roman Empire. :lol:


So really, a delator is simply a rat.

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