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1. (Law) (formerly) to bring a charge against; denounce; impeach
2. (Law) rare to report (an offence, etc)
3. (Broadcasting) obsolete to make known or public
[C16: from Latin dēlātus, from dēferre to bring down, report, indict, from de- + ferre to bear]
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Past participle: delated
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