dittay

noun
dit·​tay | \ ˈdiˌtā, -ti \
plural -s

Definition of dittay

Scots law
: the matter charged in an indictment also : the indictment itself

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History and Etymology for dittay

Middle English (Scots dialect), from Middle French dité, ditié, past participle of diter, ditier to compose, indict

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“Dittay.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/dittay. Accessed 6 May. 2021.

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