A cause of action which may be brought by the owner of a future interest in property against the current owner of that property to prevent the current owner from degrading the value or character of the property, either intentionally or through neglect.
Material derived by mechanical and chemical erosion from the land, carried by streams to the sea.
To be diminished; to lose bulk, substance, strength, value etc. gradually.
To damage, impair, or injure (an estate, etc.) voluntarily, or by allowing the buildings, fences, etc., to fall into decay.
From Middle English waste, from Anglo-Norman, Old Northern French wast, waste, from Frankish *wōstī, from Proto-Indo-European *h₁weh₂-.
From Middle English waste, from Anglo-Norman, Old Northern French wast, from Frankish *wōstī, from Proto-Indo-European *wāsto-. Cognate with Old High German wuosti, wuasti, German wüst, Old Saxon wōsti, Old English wēste.
. Cognate with Old High German wuostan, wuastan, wuostjan (Modern German wüsten), Old English wēstan.
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