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”), Dutch verdoemen.
- (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.