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Meaning of DILAPIDATION

Pronunciation:  di`lapi'deyshun

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. [n]  the process of becoming dilapidated
  2. [n]  a state of deterioration due to old age or long use
 

DILAPIDATION is a 12 letter word that starts with D.

 

 Synonyms: decrepitude, ruin
 
 See Also: decay, deterioration, impairment

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
\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.

 
Thesaurus Terms
 
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