1. Pronounced to be wrong, guilty, worthless, or forfeited; adjudged or sentenced to punishment, destruction, or confiscation.
2. Used for condemned persons.
Richard Savage . . . had lain with fifty pounds weight of irons on his legs in the condemned ward of Newgate. --Macaulay.
Con·demn v. t. [imp. & p. p. Condemned p. pr. & vb. n. Condemning ]
1. To pronounce to be wrong; to disapprove of; to censure.
Condemn the fault, and not the actor of it!
Why, every fault's condemned ere it be done. --Shak.
Wilt thou condemn him that is most just? --Job xxxiv. 17.
2. To declare the guilt of; to make manifest the faults or unworthiness of; to convict of guilt.
The queen of the south shall rise up in the judgment with this generation, and shall condemn it. --Matt. xii. 42.
3. To pronounce a judicial sentence against; to sentence to punishment, suffering, or loss; to doom; -- with to before the penalty.
Driven out from bliss, condemned
In this abhorred deep to utter woe. --Milton.
To each his sufferings; all are men,
Condemned alike to groan. --Gray.
And they shall condemn him to death. --Matt. xx. 18.
The thief condemned, in law already dead. --Pope.
No flocks that range the valley free,
To slaughter I condemn. --Goldsmith.
4. To amerce or fine; -- with in before the penalty.
The king of Egypt . . . condemned the land in a hundred talents of silver. --2 Cron. xxxvi. 3.
5. To adjudge or pronounce to be unfit for use or service; to adjudge or pronounce to be forfeited; as, the ship and her cargo were condemned.
6. Law To doom to be taken for public use, under the right of eminent domain.
Syn: -- To blame; censure; reprove; reproach; upbraid; reprobate; convict; doom; sentence; adjudge.
adj 1: pronounced or proved guilty; "the condemned man faced the
firing squad with dignity"; "a convicted criminal"
2: officially and strongly disapproved; "the censured conflict
of interest"; "her condemned behavior" [syn: censured]
3: taken without permission or consent especially by public
authority; "the condemned land was used for a highway
cloverleaf"; "the confiscated liquor was poured down the
drain" [syn: appropriated, confiscate, confiscated,
seized, taken over]
4: officially pronounced unfit for use or consumption; "a row
of condemned bulildings"