informations

EnglishEdit

NounEdit

informations

  1. (law) plural of information
    • 1830, Samuel Taylor Coleridge, On the Constitution of the Church and State:
      That friend [] added, with a smile, that he had more than once amused himself with the thought of a verbarian Attorney-General, authorized to bring informations ex officio against the writer or editor of any work in extensive circulation, who, after due notice issued, should persevere in misusing a word.
    • 1863, Sheridan Le Fanu, The House by the Churchyard:
      'We have another deposition, doctor, to take; Mr. Irons, here, is prepared to swear informations of very singular importance.'
    • 2011, Daniel E. Hall, Criminal Law and Procedure:
      The second formal method of charging someone with a crime is by information. Informations are filed by prosecutors without grand jury review.
  2. (nonstandard, non-native speakers' English) plural of information

Usage notesEdit

  • Most senses of information are uncountable. The legal sense, referring to court filings, is one that does form a plural. Using the plural form when one of the uncountable senses is meant is generally an error made by non-native speakers. A grammatical alternative would include a counter word as in pieces of information or bits of information.

DanishEdit

NounEdit

informations

  1. indefinite genitive singular of information

FrenchEdit

PronunciationEdit

  • (file)

NounEdit

informations f

  1. plural of information

SwedishEdit

NounEdit

informations

  1. indefinite genitive singular of information.