dilapidation

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From dilapidate (itself from Latin dilapidare, literally "to destroy with stones", itself from dis (intensive) + lapidare, "to stone" (from lapis "stone")) + -ation

Pronunciation[edit]

Syllables: di·lap·i·da·tion
AHD: də·lăp·ə·dāʹshən

Noun[edit]

dilapidation ‎(plural dilapidations)

  1. The state of being dilapidated, reduced to decay, partially ruined.
  2. (law) The act of dilapidating, damaging a building or structure through neglect or by intention.
  3. (Britain, law) Ecclesiastical waste: impairing of church property by an incumbent, through neglect or by intention.

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French[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /di.la.pi.da.sjɔ̃/

Noun[edit]

dilapidation f ‎(plural dilapidations)

  1. waste
  2. an embezzlement for one's own profit

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