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Baretti: A dictionary of the English and Italian languages
Détta, s. f.
1. saying. A — d'uno, according to what a person says; 2. fortune, good fortune;3. favour. Essere in — d'uno, to be in a person's good graces; 4. debt, money owing. Star della —, to be security for a debt. Buona o cattiva —, a good or bad paymaster. Tagliar la —, (comm. t.) to make a composition. Starsene a —, to rely upon what another says. Voltar la — ad alcuno, to make over a debt to a person.