Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun The act of condemning.
  • noun The state of being condemned.
  • noun Severe reproof; strong censure.
  • noun A reason or occasion for condemning.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun The act of condemning.
  • noun The act of judicially or officially declaring something to be unfit for use or service: as, the condemnation of a ship that is unseaworthy, or a building that is unsafe.
  • noun The act of a court of competent jurisdiction in adjudging a prize or captured vessel to have been lawfully captured.
  • noun The act of determining and declaring, after due process of law, that some specific property is required for public use, and must be surrendered by the owner on payment of damages to be determined by commissioners or a jury: as, the condemnation of private lands for a highway, a railroad, a public park, etc.
  • noun Strong censure; disapprobation; reproof.
  • noun Adverse judgment; the amount of a judgment against one.
  • noun The state of being condemned.
  • noun The cause or reason of a sentence of guilt or punishment.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun The act of condemning or pronouncing to be wrong; censure; blame; disapprobation.
  • noun The act of judicially condemning, or adjudging guilty, unfit for use, or forfeited; the act of dooming to punishment or forfeiture.
  • noun The state of being condemned.
  • noun The ground or reason of condemning.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun The act of condemning or pronouncing to be wrong; censure; blame; disapprobation.
  • noun The act of judicially condemning, or adjudging guilty, unfit for use, or forfeited; the act of dooming to punishment or forfeiture.
  • noun The state of being condemned.
  • noun The ground or reason of condemning.
  • noun The process by which a public entity exercises its powers of eminent domain.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • noun an appeal to some supernatural power to inflict evil on someone or some group
  • noun an expression of strong disapproval; pronouncing as wrong or morally culpable
  • noun the condition of being strongly disapproved of
  • noun (law) the act of condemning (as land forfeited for public use) or judging to be unfit for use (as a food product or an unsafe building)
  • noun (criminal law) a final judgment of guilty in a criminal case and the punishment that is imposed

Etymologies

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

From Latin condemnātiō, condemnātiōnem.

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