dilapidation

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Etymology[edit]

From dilapidate.

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  • Syllables: di·lap·i·da·tion
  • AHD: də·lăp·ə·dāʹshən
  • IPA(key): /dəˌlæp.əˈdeɪ.ʃən/
  • (file)
  • Rhymes: -eɪʃən

Noun[edit]

dilapidation (countable and uncountable, 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 intentionally.
  3. (Britain, law) Ecclesiastical waste: impairing of church property by an incumbent, through neglect or intentionally.
  4. (in the plural) Money paid at the end of an incumbency by the incumbent or his heirs for the purpose of putting the parsonage etc. in good repair for the succeeding incumbent.

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dilapidation f (plural dilapidations)

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

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