Condemn

Definition of Condemn

Con`demn´
v. t.1.To pronounce to be wrong; to disapprove of; to censure.
[imp. & p. p. Condemned ; p. pr. & vb. n. Condemning (? or ).]
Condemn the fault, and not the actor of it!
Why, every fault's condemned ere it be done.
- Shak.
Wilt thou condemn him that is most just?
- Job xxxiv. 17.
2.To declare the guilt of; to make manifest the faults or unworthiness of; to convict of guilt.
The queen of the south shall rise up in the judgment with this generation, and shall condemn it.
- Matt. xii. 42.
3.To pronounce a judicial sentence against; to sentence to punishment, suffering, or loss; to doom; - with to before the penalty.
Driven out from bliss, condemned
In this abhorred deep to utter woe.
- Milton.
To each his sufferings; all are men,
Condemned alike to groan.
- Gray.
And they shall condemn him to death.
- Matt. xx. 18.
The thief condemned, in law already dead.
- Pope.
No flocks that range the valley free,
To slaughter I condemn.
- Goldsmith.
4.To amerce or fine; - with in before the penalty.
The king of Egypt . . . condemned the land in a hundred talents of silver.
- 2 Cron. xxxvi. 3.
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.
6.(Law) To doom to be taken for public use, under the right of eminent domain.

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