Condemn Con*demn", v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Condemned}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Condemning} (? or ?).] [L. condemnare; con- + damnare to condemn: cf. F. condamner. See {Damn}.] 1. To pronounce to be wrong; to disapprove of; to censure. [1913 Webster]

Condemn the fault, and not the actor of it! Why, every fault's condemned ere it be done. --Shak. [1913 Webster]

Wilt thou condemn him that is most just? --Job xxxiv. 17. [1913 Webster]

2. To declare the guilt of; to make manifest the faults or unworthiness of; to convict of guilt. [1913 Webster]

The queen of the south shall rise up in the judgment with this generation, and shall condemn it. --Matt. xii. 42. [1913 Webster]

3. To pronounce a judicial sentence against; to sentence to punishment, suffering, or loss; to doom; -- with to before the penalty. [1913 Webster]

Driven out from bliss, condemned In this abhorred deep to utter woe. --Milton. [1913 Webster]

To each his sufferings; all are men, Condemned alike to groan. --Gray. [1913 Webster]

And they shall condemn him to death. --Matt. xx. 18. [1913 Webster]

The thief condemned, in law already dead. --Pope. [1913 Webster]

No flocks that range the valley free, To slaughter I condemn. --Goldsmith. [1913 Webster]

4. To amerce or fine; -- with in before the penalty. [1913 Webster]

The king of Egypt . . . condemned the land in a hundred talents of silver. --2 Cron. xxxvi. 3. [1913 Webster]

5. To adjudge or pronounce to be unfit for use or service; to adjudge or pronounce to be forfeited; as, the ship and her cargo were condemned. [1913 Webster]

6. (Law) To doom to be taken for public use, under the right of eminent domain.

Syn: To blame; censure; reprove; reproach; upbraid; reprobate; convict; doom; sentence; adjudge. [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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