Definition of Condemnation

1. Noun. An expression of strong disapproval; pronouncing as wrong or morally culpable. "His uncompromising condemnation of racism"

Exact synonyms: Disapprobation
Generic synonyms: Disapproval
Specialized synonyms: Animadversion, Censure, Demonisation, Demonization
Derivative terms: Condemn, Condemn, Condemn
Antonyms: Approbation

2. 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).
Generic synonyms: Disapproval
Category relationships: Jurisprudence, Law
Derivative terms: Condemn

3. Noun. An appeal to some supernatural power to inflict evil on someone or some group.
Exact synonyms: Curse, Execration
Generic synonyms: Denouncement, Denunciation
Specialized synonyms: Anathema, Imprecation, Malediction
Derivative terms: Curse, Execrate

4. Noun. The condition of being strongly disapproved of. "He deserved nothing but condemnation"
Generic synonyms: Condition, Status
Derivative terms: Condemn, Condemn, Condemn, Condemn

5. Noun. (criminal law) a final judgment of guilty in a criminal case and the punishment that is imposed. "The conviction came as no surprise"
Exact synonyms: Conviction, Judgment Of Conviction, Sentence
Generic synonyms: Final Decision, Final Judgment
Specialized synonyms: Murder Conviction, Rape Conviction, Robbery Conviction
Category relationships: Criminal Law
Antonyms: Acquittal
Derivative terms: Convict, Sentence

Definition of Condemnation

1. n. The act of condemning or pronouncing to be wrong; censure; blame; disapprobation.

Definition of Condemnation

1. Noun. The act of condemning or pronouncing to be wrong; censure; blame; disapprobation. ¹

2. Noun. The act of judicially condemning, or adjudging guilty, unfit for use, or forfeited; the act of dooming to punishment or forfeiture. ¹

3. Noun. The state of being condemned. ¹

4. Noun. The ground or reason of condemning. ¹

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Definition of Condemnation

1. [n -S]

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Literary usage of Condemnation

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1. United States Supreme Court Reports by Lawyers Co-operative Publishing Company, United States Supreme Court (1912)
"On those grounds we submit that there was no error in the decree of condemnation as passed by the district court and its sentence should, accordingly, ..."

2. Elements of International Law by Henry Wheaton (1904)
"condemnation of property lying in the ports of an ally. §386. Property carried into a neutral port. §387. The validity of maritime captures must be ..."

3. South Eastern Reporter by West Virginia Supreme Court of Appeals, West Publishing Company, South Carolina Supreme Court (1919)
"514, of a similar ambiguity in a report of commissioners in a condemnation proceeding: "It is probable the words • • • were copied from the terms of the act ..."

4. Dictionary of National Biography by LESLIE. STEPHEN (1900)
"The Oxford condemnation must have taken place in the summer of 1381, just before the beginning of the peasant revolt. After its suppression the murdered ..."

5. A Source-book of Military Law and War-time Legislation by John Henry Wigmore, United States War Dept. Committee on Education and Special Training (1919)
"An Act to authorize condemnation proceedings of lands for military purposes. [July 2, 1917.] Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the ..."

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