(?), v. t. [imp. & p. p. Condemned (?); p. pr. & vb. n. Condemning (? ).] [L. condemnare; con- + damnare to condemn: cf. F. condamner. See Damn.] 1. To pronounce to be wrong; to disapprove of; to censure.
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Condemn the fault, and not the actor of it!
Why, every fault's condemned ere it be done.
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Wilt thou condemn him that is most just?
Job xxxiv. 17.
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2. To declare the guilt of; to make manifest the faults or unworthiness of; to convict of guilt.
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The queen of the south shall rise up in the judgment with this generation, and shall condemn it.
Matt. xii. 42.
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3. To pronounce a judicial sentence against; to sentence to punishment, suffering, or loss; to doom; -- with to before the penalty.
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Driven out from bliss, condemned
In this abhorred deep to utter woe.
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To each his sufferings; all are men,
Condemned alike to groan.
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And they shall condemn him to death.
Matt. xx. 18.
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The thief condemned, in law already dead.
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No flocks that range the valley free,
To slaughter I condemn.
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4. To amerce or fine; -- with in before the penalty.
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The king of Egypt . . . condemned the land in a hundred talents of silver.
2 Cron. xxxvi. 3.
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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.
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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.
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