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  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Delay  \De*lay"\,  n.;  pl  {Delays}.  [F.  d['e]lai,  fr  OF  deleer 
  to  delay,  or  fr  L.  dilatum  which  though  really  from  a 
  different  root,  is  used  in  Latin  only  as  a  p.  p.  neut.  of 
  differre  to  carry  apart,  defer,  delay.  See  {Tolerate},  and 
  cf  {Differ},  {Delay},  v.] 
  A  putting  off  or  deferring;  procrastination;  lingering 
  inactivity;  stop;  detention;  hindrance. 
 
  Without  any  delay,  on  the  morrow  I  sat  on  the  judgment 
  seat.  --Acts  xxv. 
  17. 
 
  The  government  ought  to  be  settled  without  the  delay  of 
  a  day  --Macaulay. 




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