Dilapidator


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Di`lap´i`da`tor


n.1.One who causes dilapidation.
References in classic literature ?
According to the tenor of the sentence, which the criers read aloud and incorrectly, two farmers of the revenues, monopolists of money, dilapidators of the royal provisions, extortioners, and forgers, were about to undergo capital punishment on the Place de Greve, with their names blazoned over their heads, according to their sentence.
In his Dissertation on Anecdotes (1793), D'Israeli reported that Macaulay was a "dilapidator of manuscripts" who had defaced seventeenth-century state letters while working in the British Museum in 1764.
In his second series of Curiosities of Literature (1823), he appends the following footnote to his anecdote: It is now about twenty-seven years ago that I first published this anecdote, at the same rime that I had received information that our female historian and dilapidator had acted in this manner more than once.