• To strongly criticise or denounce; to excoriate the perpetrators of.
  • To judicially pronounce (someone) guilty.
  • To judicially announce a verdict upon a finding of guilt; To sentence
  • To confer eternal divine punishment upon.
  • To adjudge (a building) as being unfit for habitation.
  • To adjudge (building or construction work) as of unsatisfactory quality, requiring the work to be redone.
  • To adjudge (food or drink) as being unfit for human consumption.
  • To declare something to be unfit for use, or further use.
  • To determine and declare (property) to be assigned to public use. See eminent domain.
  • To declare (a vessel) to be forfeited to the government, to be a prize, or to be unfit for service.


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  • From Middle English condempnen, from Old French condamner, from Latin condemnāre ("to sentence, condemn, blame"), from com- + damnāre, from damnum.

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