condemn

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From Old French condamner, from Latin condemnāre(to sentence, condemn, blame), from com- + damnāre(to harm, condemn, damn), from damnum(damage, injury, loss).

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condemn ‎(third-person singular simple present condemns, present participle condemning, simple past and past participle condemned)

  1. (transitive) To strongly criticise or denounce; to excoriate the perpetrators of.
    The president condemns the terrorist.
    The president condemns the terrorist attacks.
  2. (transitive) To judicially pronounce (someone) guilty.
  3. (transitive) To confer eternal divine punishment upon.
  4. (transitive) To adjudge (a building) as being unfit for habitation.
    The house was condemned after it was badly damaged by fire.
  5. (transitive) To adjudge (building or construction work) as of unsatisfactory quality, requiring the work to be redone.
  6. (transitive) To adjudge (food or drink) as being unfit for human consumption.
  7. (transitive) To determine and declare (property) to be assigned to public use. See eminent domain.
  8. (transitive, law) To declare (a vessel) to be forfeited to the government, to be a prize, or to be unfit for service.

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