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Dilapidation

Dilapidation Meaning & Definition
Dilapidation Definition And Meaning

What's The Definition Of Dilapidation?

[n] the process of becoming dilapidated
[n] a state of deterioration due to old age or long use

Synonyms | Synonyms for Dilapidation: decrepitude | ruin

Related Terms | Find terms related to Dilapidation: ablation | atomization | bankruptcy | biodegradability | biodegradation | breakage | breakdown | breakup | collapse | corrosion | corruption | crack-up | crippling | crumbling | damage | decay | decomposition | degradability | degradation | destruction | detriment | disablement | disintegration | disjunction | disorganization | disrepair | dissolution | encroachment | erosion | harm | hobbling | hurt | hurting | impairment | incapacitation | incoherence | infringement | injury | inroad | loss | maiming | mayhem | mildew | mischief | mold | mutilation | oxidation | oxidization | ravages of time | resolution | ruination | ruinousness | rust | sabotage | scathe | sickening | spoilage | spoiling | weakening | wear | wear and tear

See Also | decay | deterioration | impairment

Dilapidation In Webster's Dictionary

\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.

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