dilapidation
noun see dilapidate

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  • dilapidation — [ dilapidasjɔ̃ ] n. f. • 1465, rare av. 1762; lat. dilapidatio ♦ Action de dilapider. Dilapidation d un héritage. ⇒ dissipation. ♢ Gaspillage. « Une politique de dilapidation forcenée des richesses naturelles du monde » (Siegfried). ⊗ CONTR.… …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • Dilapidation — 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. [1913 Webster] Tell the people that are relived by the dilapidation of… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Dilapidation — is a term meaning in general a falling into decay, but more particularly used in the plural in English law for the waste committed by the incumbent of an ecclesiastical living the disrepair for which a tenant is usually liable when he has agreed… …   Wikipedia

  • dilapidation — [də lap΄ə dā′shən] n. 〚ME dilapidacioun < LL dilapidatio〛 1. a dilapidating or becoming dilapidated 2. a dilapidated condition SYN. RUIN * * * See dilapidate. * * * …   Universalium

  • dilapidation — index decline, deterioration, detriment, disrepair, dissolution (disintegration), spoilage, wear and tear …   Law dictionary

  • dilapidation — DILAPIDATION. sub. f. Dépense folle et désordonnée …   Dictionnaire de l'Académie Française 1798

  • dilapidation — early 15c., from L.L. dilapidationem (nom. dilapidatio) a squandering, noun of action from pp. stem of L. dilapidare throw away, squander, waste, lit. pelt with stones (thus ruin, destroy ) or else scatter like stones, from dis asunder (see DIS… …   Etymology dictionary

  • dilapidation — [də lap΄ə dā′shən] n. [ME dilapidacioun < LL dilapidatio] 1. a dilapidating or becoming dilapidated 2. a dilapidated condition SYN. RUIN …   English World dictionary

  • dilapidation — (di la pi da sion ; en vers, de six syllabes) s. f. Action de dilapider. La dilapidation des finances de l État. Coupable de dilapidation. ÉTYMOLOGIE    Lat. dilapidationem, de dilapidare, dilapider …   Dictionnaire de la Langue Française d'Émile Littré

  • DILAPIDATION — s. f. Dépense excessive et désordonnée. La dilapidation des finances de l État …   Dictionnaire de l'Academie Francaise, 7eme edition (1835)

  • DILAPIDATION — n. f. Action de dilapider. La dilapidation des finances de l’état. Il s’était rendu coupable de plusieurs dilapidations …   Dictionnaire de l'Academie Francaise, 8eme edition (1935)

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