AskDefine | Define condemnation

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1 an expression of strong disapproval; pronouncing as wrong or morally culpable; "his uncompromising condemnation of racism" [syn: disapprobation] [ant: approbation]
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 someone or some group [syn: 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 conviction came as no surprise" [syn: conviction, judgment of conviction, sentence] [ant: acquittal]

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  1. The act of condemning or pronouncing to be wrong; censure; blame; disapprobation.
  2. The act of judicially condemning, or adjudging guilty, unfit for use, or forfeited; the act of dooming to punishment or forfeiture.
  3. The state of being condemned.
  4. The ground or reason of condemning.


act of condemning or pronouncing to be wrong
act of judicially condemning, or adjudging guilty
state of being condemned

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