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Pronunciation:  `kândem'neyshun

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  (criminal law) a final judgment of guilty in a criminal case and the punishment that is imposed; "the conviction came as no surprise"
  2. [n]  (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. [n]  an expression of strong disapproval; pronouncing as wrong or morally culpable; "his uncompromising condemnation of racism"
  4. [n]  an appeal to some supernatural power to inflict evil on someone or some group
  5. [n]  the condition of being strongly disapproved of; "he deserved nothing but condemnation"

CONDEMNATION is a 12 letter word that starts with C.


 Synonyms: conviction, curse, disapprobation, execration, judgment of conviction, sentence
 Antonyms: acquittal, approbation
 See Also: anathema, animadversion, censure, condition, demonisation, demonization, denouncement, denunciation, disapproval, disapproval, final decision, final judgment, imprecation, malediction, murder conviction, rape conviction, robbery conviction, status



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
\Con"dem*na"tion\, n. [L. condemnatio.]
1. 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.

2. 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.    --Paley.

         Whose condemnation is pronounced.     --Shak.

3. The state of being condemned.

         His pathetic appeal to posterity in the hopeless
         hour of condemnation.                 --W. Irving.

4. 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.        --John iii.

Legal Dictionary
 Definition: The legal process by which the government takes private land for public use, paying the owners a fair price. (See eminent domain.)
Thesaurus Terms
 Related Terms: acquittal, action, anathema, arraignment, award, blame, castigation, censure, consideration, damnation, decision, decree, decrial, deliverance, denouncement, denunciation, determination, diagnosis, dictum, doom, excoriation, finding, flaying, fulmination, fustigation, impeachment, indictment, judgment, landmark decision, order, penalty, pillorying, precedent, prognosis, pronouncement, reprehension, reprobation, resolution, ruling, sentence, skinning alive, stricture, verdict