condemnation

Definitions

  • Take to the Chaparral, Condemn You 137
    Take to the Chaparral, Condemn You 137
  • WordNet 3.6
    • n condemnation (criminal law) a final judgment of guilty in a criminal case and the punishment that is imposed "the conviction came as no surprise"
    • n condemnation (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)
    • n condemnation an expression of strong disapproval; pronouncing as wrong or morally culpable "his uncompromising condemnation of racism"
    • n condemnation an appeal to some supernatural power to inflict evil on someone or some group
    • n condemnation the condition of being strongly disapproved of "he deserved nothing but condemnation"
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: General Robert E. Lee was not a slaveholder and never believed in slavery. He never believed in secession from the United States and strongly condemned it. He decided to lead the armies of the South because he wanted nothing to happen to his beloved Virginia.
    • Condemnation The act of condemning or pronouncing to be wrong; censure; blame; disapprobation. "In every other sense of condemnation , as blame, censure, reproof, private judgment, and the like."
    • Condemnation The act of judicially condemning, or adjudging guilty, unfit for use, or forfeited; the act of dooming to punishment or forfeiture. "A legal and judicial condemnation .""Whose condemnation is pronounced."
    • Condemnation The ground or reason of condemning. "This is the condemnation , that light is come into the world, and men loved darkness rather light, because their deeds were evil."
    • Condemnation The state of being condemned. "His pathetic appeal to posterity in the hopeless hour of condemnation ."
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
  • Interesting fact: In ancient Greece the custom of allowing a condemned man to end his own life by poison was extended only to full citizens. Condemned slaves were instead beaten to death.
    • n condemnation The act of condemning. The act of judging or pronouncing to be objectionable, culpable, or criminal.
    • n condemnation The act of judicially or officially declaring something to be unfit for use or service: as, the condemnation of a ship that is unseaworthy, or a building that is unsafe.
    • n condemnation The act of a court of competent jurisdiction in adjudging a prize or captured vessel to have been lawfully captured.
    • n condemnation The act of determining and declaring, after due process of law, that some specific property is required for public use, and must be surrendered by the owner on payment of damages to be determined by commissioners or a jury: as, the condemnation of private lands for a highway, a railroad, a public park, etc.
    • n condemnation Strong censure; disapprobation; reproof.
    • n condemnation Adverse judgment; the amount of a judgment against one.
    • n condemnation The state of being condemned.
    • n condemnation The cause or reason of a sentence of guilt or punishment.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: In July 1981, a tortoise was sentenced to death for murder. Tribal elders in Kyuasini, a village in Kenya, formally condemned the tortoise because they suspected it of causing the death of six people, apparently through magic. However, because none of the villagers was prepared to risk the tortoise's wrath by carrying out the execution, it was instead chained to a tree. The tortoise was later freed after the government promised an official inquiry into the deaths.
    • n Condemnation state of being condemned: blame: cause of being condemned
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Quotations

  • A Course In Miracles
    A Course In Miracles
    “Only my condemnation injures me.”
  • Marcus T. Cicero
    Marcus%20T.%20Cicero
    “They condemn what they do not understand.”
  • Henry James
    Henry%20James
    “Of course you're always at liberty to judge the critic. Judge people as critics, however, and you'll condemn them all!”
  • Moliere
    Moliere
    “One ought to examine himself for a very long time before thinking of condemning others.”
  • Art Linkletter
    Art Linkletter
    “Sometimes I'm asked by kids why I condemn marijuana when I haven't tried it. The greatest obstetricians in the world have never been pregnant.”
  • William Shakespeare
    William%20Shakespeare
    “Let me tell you, Cassius, you yourself are much condemned to have an itching palm.”

Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
L. condemnatio,
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
L. condemnāre, from con, inten., and damnāre, to damage.

Usage

In literature:

The prisoners were condemned to death, in the terrible form of breaking on the wheel.
"The False Chevalier" by William Douw Lighthall
Never was any woman so unjustly condemned.
"Mary Wollstonecraft" by Elizabeth Robins Pennell
The Gov.-General, however, threatened to have shot any one who should say a word in favour of the condemned.
"The Philippine Islands" by John Foreman
I don't want to defend the gentry, but I would not condemn anyone unjustly.
"The Day of Wrath" by Maurus Jókai
But there's nothing like condemning a General to death for giving encouragement to others.
"The Gods are Athirst" by Anatole France
A ship of war conveyed them to Gibraltar, where several suffered; others were forwarded to England, and condemned there.
"The History of Tasmania, Volume I (of 2)" by John West
The priesthood, in condemning the duel, did not condemn the principle on which it was founded.
"Memoirs of Extraordinary Popular Delusions and the Madness of Crowds" by Charles Mackay
Luther was excommunicated by a papal bull, and his writings were condemned as heretical and damnable.
"A Modern History, From the Time of Luther to the Fall of Napoleon" by John Lord
From condemning others, they were condemned themselves.
"Hortense, Makers of History Series" by John S. C. Abbott
They were tried in January, 1690, and condemned, but reprieved.
"Privateering and Piracy in the Colonial Period" by Various
For if evils lie only in our judgment, it is in our power to condemn them or to turn them to good.
"The World's Greatest Books--Volume 14--Philosophy and Economics" by Various
If he had only been such as he had as yet shown himself, posterity might have found it difficult to prove the condemnation unjust.
"Sir Walter Ralegh" by William Stebbing
Then by that silence you condemn him!
"Friars and Filipinos" by Jose Rizal
Her beloved nephew the Chevalier, at least, was safe in the distant fortress to which the Count her husband had condemned him.
"Orphans of the Storm" by Henry MacMahon
His self-condemnation increased; yet his doubts kept pace with it.
"Carmen Ariza" by Charles Francis Stocking
One may be guilty of pride and not see his own shame, yet he cannot suffer it in another; he will hate and condemn that one.
"Epistle Sermons, Vol. III" by Martin Luther
She was condemned to be beheaded.
"Pretty Michal" by Mór Jókai
My brothers thought that the tortures of the condemned groaned, the flames of hell darted through these trochees.
"The Scarlet Banner" by Felix Dahn
He condemned the Calvinists as restless and seditious; the Catholics, for their bigoted attachment to a dogma.
"History of the Reign of Philip the Second, King of Spain." by William H. Prescott
After the war Bazaine was condemned to death, by court-martial, for treason.
"A History of the Third French Republic" by C. H. C. Wright
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In poetry:

They say that men condemned to die
Have quaffed the sweetened wine
With higher relish than the juice
Of the untampered vine.
"A Fragment" by Adam Lindsay Gordon
"Hath none condemned thee?" "Master, no,"
She answers, trembling sore.
"Neither do I condemn thee. Go,
And sin not any more."
"The Woman In The Temple" by George MacDonald
Then he spake His blessed answer--
Balm indeed for sinners sore--
"Neither then will I condemn thee:
Go thy way and sin no more."
"Out Of The Depths" by Hanford Lennox Gordon
Fly hence, poor wretch, whoe'er thou art,
Condemned to cast about,
All shipwreck in thy own weak heart,
For comfort from without!
"Stanzas In Memory Of The Author Of 'Obermann'" by Matthew Arnold
Their joy shall bear their spirits up
Through their Redeemer's name;
His righteousness exalts their hope,
Nor Satan dares condemn.
"Psalm 89 part 3" by Isaac Watts
Condemn'd to Hope's delusive mine,
As on we toil from day to day,
By sudden blasts or slow decline,
Our social comforts drop away.
"On the Death of Dr. Robert Levet" by Samuel Johnson

In news:

International civil aviation board condemns US sanctions for denial of essential parts and services.
While she didn't realize it, Annie Moore was living in her home that easily could have been condemned.
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — A doctor says the veins of an obese Ohio inmate condemned to die are inaccessible and questions whether he could be injected with lethal drugs.
A condemned killer fighting his execution because of his extreme weight does not have accessible veins in his arms or hands and could not receive a lethal injection in his legs because he is so obese, a doctor said in a court filing.
Faith leaders gathered together at the National Press Club to condemn the murder of US diplomats in Libya and the attack on the US embassy in Cairo as well as incitement by online video.
Such abuse would rightfully be condemned by most, but unfortunately, it's not just a hypothetical case we're talking about.
In the last week I have counted more than 300 editorials condemning Rush's remarks.
McConnell condemns Obama's attempt to intimidate court.
Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger condemned " intolerable acts of racism and incivility" on UC Campuses Saturday, including UCSD.
A recently released report condemning Chinese and Russian cyber espionage contains echoes of the Cold War past.
Here in New York City, gays in clubs win' up to wildly popular reggae dancehall lyrics like "Fire fi de man dem weh go ride man behind," much as older gays pray in churches that condemn homosexuality.
The fairness of the trials that condemned 303 Dakota to death following the war of 1862 has long been a hotly debated topic.
Friedman ruled that condemned murderer Abdul Awkal is not mentally competent to be executed for the death of his estranged wife and brother-in-law in 1992.
Jackson Hole, Wyo.-Jackson Hole Preservation Board member Shawn Ankeny tried her best to buy some time for the condemned cabins at the old Wagon Wheel property now known as The Rustic Inn.
Richard Land condemned the response of many African-American leaders to the Trayvon Martin case.
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In science:

Most contemporary academic philosophy of science unfortunately takes versions of SE for granted and thereby condemns itself to being worse than useless.
Do We Need a Scientific Revolution?
But unfortunately this is absent in most of the cases. They are treated as if they are some condemned nonliving objects. The caretakers and the family fail to make use fo them in a positive way.
Mathematical Analysis of the Problems faced by the People With Disabilities (PWDs)
However, this prospect was dimmed considerably by new inflationspecific singularity theorems [17-21] that condemned a large class of inflationary models to be necessarily singular.
General relativistic cosmology with no beginning of time
The biggest problem was the bending and twinkling effects of the atmosphere, condemning star images to their unpredictable wobbling dance.
Hipparcos: a Retrospective
While this statement may seem to condemn the method outright, we will address the subtlety that while a zero covariance does not imply statistical independence it does in fact indicate linear independence of functions of multiple variables in the linear algebraic sense.
Correlations Tests in Nuclear Mass Model Development
IPT starts out from the observation that certain transactions have so often been condemned in the past,3 and in so many different cultures, that sustained prohibition may be justified primarily on the basis of the combined authority of these condemnations.
An Application Specific Informal Logic for Interest Prohibition Theory
The Greek philosopher Aristotle (384 BC–322 BC) condemns in his “Politics” (Book I, Parts 9–10) both getting money by lending money at interest and getting money by first buying goods and then selling them for a greater sum because the end of these forms of exchange is solely accumulation of wealth.
Interest prohibition and financial product innovation
This brought the Church of Rome in the sixteenth century to a formal condemnation of the interest mechanism by the council of Trento.
Interest prohibition and financial product innovation
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