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condemnation


  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Condemnation  \Con"dem*na"tion\,  n.  [L.  condemnatio.] 
  1.  The  act  of  condemning  or  pronouncing  to  be  wrong  censure; 
  blame;  disapprobation. 
 
  In  every  other  sense  of  condemnation,  as  blame, 
  censure,  reproof,  private  judgment,  and  the  like 
  --Paley. 
 
  2.  The  act  of  judicially  condemning,  or  adjudging  guilty, 
  unfit  for  use  or  forfeited;  the  act  of  dooming  to 
  punishment  or  forfeiture. 
 
  A  legal  and  judicial  condemnation.  --Paley. 
 
  Whose  condemnation  is  pronounced.  --Shak. 
 
  3.  The  state  of  being  condemned. 
 
  His  pathetic  appeal  to  posterity  in  the  hopeless 
  hour  of  condemnation.  --W.  Irving. 
 
  4.  The  ground  or  reason  of  condemning. 
 
  This  is  the  condemnation,  that  light  is  come  into 
  the  world,  and  men  loved  darkness  rather  light, 
  because  their  deeds  were  evil.  --John  iii. 
  19. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  condemnation 
  n  1:  an  expression  of  strong  disapproval;  pronouncing  as  wrong  or 
  morally  culpable;  "his  uncompromising  condemnation  of 
  racism"  [syn:  {disapprobation}]  [ant:  {approbation}] 
  2:  the  act  of  condemning  (as  land  forfeited  for  public  use)  or 
  judging  to  be  unfit  for  use  (as  a  food  product) 
  3:  an  appeal  to  some  supernatural  power  to  inflict  evil  on 
  someone  or  some  group  [syn:  {execration},  {curse}] 




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