Definition of delate in English:

delate

verb

[with object]
  • 1archaic Report (an offence or crime)

    ‘they may delate my slackness to my patron’
    1. 1.1Inform against or denounce (someone)
      ‘they deliberated together on delating her as a witch’
      • ‘He was delated to Rome for his writings on the laity and the shadow of suspicion was not lifted until he was made cardinal in 1878.’
      • ‘However, when he published ‘On Consulting the Faithful, in Matters of Doctrine’, it was delated to Rome, and he was charged with subverting just authority.’
      • ‘It's fostered a climate of fear, with priests and even Bishops looking over their shoulders in case they get delated for perceived ‘errors’.’
      • ‘Ten years after his consecration he was delated for heresy by an ecclesiastical court, and subsequently excommunicated from the Anglican Church altogether.’
      inform, tell

Origin

Late 15th century from Latin delat- ‘referred, carried away’, from the verb deferre (see defer).

Pronunciation

delate

/dɪˈleɪt/