- (law) plural of
- 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.
- (nonstandard, non-native speakers' English) plural of
- 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.
- plural of