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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典

 con·dem·na·tion /ˌkɑnˌdɛmˈneʃən, dəm-/

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Con·dem·na·tion n.
 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.   --Paley.
 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. 19.

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      n 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]