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Noun: condemnation  ,kón-dem'ney-shun
  1. An expression of strong disapproval; pronouncing as wrong or morally culpable
    "his uncompromising condemnation of racism";
    - disapprobation
     
  2. (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)
     
  3. An appeal to some supernatural power to inflict evil on some individual or group
    - execration, curse
     
  4. The condition of being strongly disapproved of
    "he deserved nothing but condemnation"
     
  5. (criminal law) a final judgment of guilty in a criminal case and the punishment that is imposed
    "the condemnation came as no surprise";
    - conviction, judgment of conviction, sentence

Derived forms: condemnations

Type of: condition, denouncement, denunciation, disapproval, final decision, final judgment, status

Encyclopedia: Condemnation