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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典


From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Di·lap·i·da·tion n.
 1. The act of dilapidating, or the state of being dilapidated, reduced to decay, partially ruined, or squandered.
    Tell the people that are relived by the dilapidation of their public estate.   --Burke.
 2. Ecclesiastical waste; impairing of church property by an incumbent, through neglect or by intention.
    The business of dilapidations came on between our bishop and the Archibishop of York.   --Strype.
 3. Law The pulling down of a building, or suffering it to fall or be in a state of decay.

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      n 1: a state of deterioration due to old age or long use [syn: decrepitude]
      2: the process of becoming dilapidated [syn: ruin]