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dilapidation


  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Dilapidation  \Di*lap`i*da"tion\,  n.  [L.  dilapidatio:  cf  F. 
  dilapidation.] 
  1.  The  act  of  dilapidating,  or  the  state  of  being 
  dilapidated,  reduced  to  decay,  partially  ruined,  or 
  squandered. 
 
  Tell  the  people  that  are  relived  by  the  dilapidation 
  of  their  public  estate.  --Burke. 
 
  2.  Ecclesiastical  waste;  impairing  of  church  property  by  an 
  incumbent,  through  neglect  or  by  intention. 
 
  The  business  of  dilapidations  came  on  between  our 
  bishop  and  the  Archibishop  of  York.  --Strype. 
 
  3.  (Law)  The  pulling  down  of  a  building,  or  suffering  it  to 
  fall  or  be  in  a  state  of  decay.  --Burrill. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  dilapidation 
  n  1:  a  state  of  deterioration  due  to  old  age  or  long  use  [syn:  {decrepitude}] 
  2:  the  process  of  becoming  dilapidated  [syn:  {ruin}] 




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