GC: n

S: ICRC – (last access: 11 November 2018); UCIS – (last access: 11 November 2018); CAIRN – (last access: 11 November 2018).

N: 1. Early 15c., denunciacioun, “act of declaring or stating something” (a sense now obsolete), from Latin denunciacionem / denuntiationem (nominative denuntiatio), noun of action from past-participle stem of denuntiare “to announce, proclaim; denounce, menace; command, order,” from de “down” + nuntiare “proclaim, announce,” from nuntius “messenger” (from PIE root *neu- “to shout”). Meaning “a charge, a solemn or formal declaration accompanied by a menace” is mid-15c.
2. An act of denouncing.
Especially: a public condemnation.
3. Differences between denunciation and delation:

  • Denunciation Proclamation; announcement; a publishing. “Public . . . denunciation of banns before marriage.”
  • Denunciation That by which anything is denounced; threat of evil; public menace or accusation; arraignment. “Uttering bold denunciations of ecclesiastical error.”
  • Denunciation The act of denouncing; public menace or accusation; the act of inveighing against, stigmatizing, or publicly arraigning; arraignment.
  • Delation (Law) Accusation by an informer. / delation: Accusation or criminal information; specifically, interested accusation; secret or sinister denunciation.
  • Delation Conveyance. “In delation of sounds, the inclosure of them preserveth them.” delation Carriage; conveyance; transmission.
  • Delation Extension; delay; postponement.

4. Cultural Interrelation: We can mention the movie The denunciation, directed by Jacques Doniol-Valcroze in 1962.

S: 1. OED – (last access: 11 November 2018). 2. MW – (last access: 11 November 2018). 3. FD –; (last access: 11 November 2018). 4. Filmaffinity – (last access: 11 November 2018).