(?), n. [L. dilapidatio: cf. F. dilapidation.] 1. The act of dilapidating, or the state of being dilapidated, reduced to decay, partially ruined, or squandered.
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Tell the people that are relived by the dilapidation of their public estate.
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2. Ecclesiastical waste; impairing of church property by an incumbent, through neglect or by intention.
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The business of dilapidations came on between our bishop and the Archibishop of York.
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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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