Condemn

Con*demn"

(?), 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.
[1913 Webster]

Condemn the fault, and not the actor of it!
Why, every fault's condemned ere it be done.
Shak.
[1913 Webster]

Wilt thou condemn him that is most just?
Job xxxiv. 17.
[1913 Webster]

2. To declare the guilt of; to make manifest the faults or unworthiness of; to convict of guilt.
[1913 Webster]

The queen of the south shall rise up in the judgment with this generation, and shall condemn it.
Matt. xii. 42.
[1913 Webster]

3. To pronounce a judicial sentence against; to sentence to punishment, suffering, or loss; to doom; -- with to before the penalty.
[1913 Webster]

Driven out from bliss, condemned
In this abhorred deep to utter woe.
Milton.
[1913 Webster]

To each his sufferings; all are men,
Condemned alike to groan.
Gray.
[1913 Webster]

And they shall condemn him to death.
Matt. xx. 18.
[1913 Webster]

The thief condemned, in law already dead.
Pope.
[1913 Webster]

No flocks that range the valley free,
To slaughter I condemn.
Goldsmith.
[1913 Webster]

4. To amerce or fine; -- with in before the penalty.
[1913 Webster]

The king of Egypt . . . condemned the land in a hundred talents of silver.
2 Cron. xxxvi. 3.
[1913 Webster]

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.
[1913 Webster]

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.
[1913 Webster]

 

New - Add Dictionary Search to Your Site

You can add a free dictionary search box to your own web site by copying and pasting the following HTML into one of your web pages:

<form action="http://www.freedict.co.uk/search.php" method="post">
 <p style="text-align: center; font-family: sans-serif;">
  <a style="font-weight: bold;" href="http://www.freedict.co.uk/"
     title="FreeDict free online dictionary">FreeDict</a>
  <input type="text" name="word" size="20" value="" />
  <input type="submit" name="submit" value="Search Dictionary" />
 </p>
</form>

 

a b c d e f g h i j k l m n o p q r s t u v w x y z

Mon 17th December 2018