Meanings

1.
to prosecute
(ONLY in the context of the law and mainly for "minor" stuff like fraud. )
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Word Family

Root: *del-

The core idea of this root was:

long, length

The root got extended to *dlong- and the d slowly disappeared. The original sense is still very much at the center today, as you can see in offspring like long, length, longitude or elongate.

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