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From Middle English fordemen, from Old English fordēman(to condemn, sentence, doom; prejudice; decide), from Proto-Germanic *fradōmijaną(to condemn, damn), equivalent to for- +‎ deem. Cognate with Old High German fortuomen, furtuomen, Icelandic fordæma(to condemn).


fordeem (third-person singular simple present fordeems, present participle fordeeming, simple past and past participle fordeemed)

  1. (transitive, obsolete) To condemn.
    • 2015, LT Wolf, The World King - Book I: The Reckoning:
      Under Islamic canon law, known as sharia, fordeeming a man of rape needs the testimony of at least four muslim men as eyewitnesses to the deed of penetration.