condemnation[kän′dem nā′s̸hən, -dəm-]
- The definition of a condemnation is an accusation, or a scolding or punishment for a bad act.
An example of a condemnation is a punishment for murder.
- a condemning or being condemned
- a cause for condemning
Origin of condemnationMiddle English condempnacioun ; from Classical Latin condemnatio
- a. The act of condemning.b. The state of being condemned.
- Severe reproof; strong censure.
- A reason or occasion for condemning.
(countable and uncountable, plural condemnations)
- The act of condemning or pronouncing to be wrong; censure; blame; disapprobation.
- The act of judicially condemning, or adjudging guilty, unfit for use, or forfeited; the act of dooming to punishment or forfeiture.
- The state of being condemned.
- The ground or reason of condemning.
- The process by which a public entity exercises its powers of eminent domain.
From Latin condemnātiō, condemnātiōnem.