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