Doom

Doom

, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Doomed (?); p. pr. & vb. n. Dooming.] 1. To judge; to estimate or determine as a judge. [Obs.] Milton.
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2. To pronounce sentence or judgment on; to condemn; to consign by a decree or sentence; to sentence; as, a criminal doomed to chains or death.
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Absolves the just, and dooms the guilty souls.
Dryden.
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3. To ordain as penalty; hence, to mulct or fine.
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Have I tongue to doom my brother's death?
Shak.
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4. To assess a tax upon, by estimate or at discretion. [New England] J. Pickering.
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5. To destine; to fix irrevocably the destiny or fate of; to appoint, as by decree or by fate.
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A man of genius . . . doomed to struggle with difficulties.
Macaulay.
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