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 – https://bit.ly/2PRL354 (last access: 11 November 2018). 2. MW – https://bit.ly/2PTJ8Nn (last access: 11 November 2018). 3. FD – https://bit.ly/2FpNJmi; https://bit.ly/2z1pW6z (last access: 11 November 2018). 4. Filmaffinity – https://bit.ly/2FgIGov (last access: 11 November 2018).