American Dictionary of the English Language, Vol. 1

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Author: Noah Webster

Dilapidation

DILAPIDATION, n.

1. Ecclesiastical waste; a voluntary wasting or suffering to go to decay any building in possession of an incumbent. Dilapidation is voluntary or active, when an incumbent pulls down a building; permissive or passive, when he suffers it to decay and neglects to repair it. Dilapidation extends to the waste or destruction of wood, and other property of the church.

2. Destruction; demolition; decay; ruin.

3. Peculation.

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Chicago: Noah Webster Jr., "Dilapidation," American Dictionary of the English Language, Vol. 1 in An American Dictionary of the English Language, Vol. 1 (New York: S. Converse, 1828), Original Sources, accessed August 7, 2022, http://www.originalsources.com/Document.aspx?DocID=3WDBW3SR5G1TMVR.

MLA: Webster, Noah, Jr. "Dilapidation." American Dictionary of the English Language, Vol. 1, in An American Dictionary of the English Language, Vol. 1, New York, S. Converse, 1828, Original Sources. 7 Aug. 2022. http://www.originalsources.com/Document.aspx?DocID=3WDBW3SR5G1TMVR.

Harvard: Webster, N, 'Dilapidation' in American Dictionary of the English Language, Vol. 1. cited in 1828, An American Dictionary of the English Language, Vol. 1, S. Converse, New York. Original Sources, retrieved 7 August 2022, from http://www.originalsources.com/Document.aspx?DocID=3WDBW3SR5G1TMVR.