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