- The act of dilapidating, or the state of being dilapidated, reduced to decay, partially ruined, or squandered.
- Ecclesiastical waste; impairing of church property by an incumbent, through neglect or by intention.
- The pulling down of a building, or suffering it to fall or be in a state of decay.
Etymology: Derived from Latin dilapidatio, from dilapidare, literally meaning "to destroy with stones", from dis (intensive) + lapidare, "to stone" from lapis, "stone"
- Dutch: verslechtering
- French: délabrement
- German: Baufí¤lligkeit
- Italian: dilapidazione
- Spanish: dilapidación
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