Dilapidation(redirected from Dilipidate)
Also found in: Dictionary, Thesaurus.
DILAPIDATION. Literally, this signifies the injury done to a building by taking stones from it; but in its figurative, which is also its technical sense, it means the waste committed or permitted upon a building.
A Law Dictionary, Adapted to the Constitution and Laws of the United States. By John Bouvier. Published 1856.