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Definition 1: (law) the act of condemning (as land forfeited for public use) or judging to be unfit for use (as a food product or an unsafe building) - [noun denoting act]

(condemnation is a kind of ...) the act of disapproving or condemning

(condemnation belongs to category ...) the collection of rules imposed by authority

"civilization presupposes respect for the law" "the great problem for jurisprudence to allow freedom while enforcing order"

Definition 2: (criminal law) a final judgment of guilty in a criminal case and the punishment that is imposed - [noun denoting act]

Samples where condemnation or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • the conviction came as no surprise

Synonyms for condemnation in the sense of this definition

(condemnation is a kind of ...) a judgment disposing of the case before the court; after the judgment (or an appeal from it) is rendered all that remains is to enforce the judgment

(... is a kind of condemnation ) conviction for murder

(... is a kind of condemnation ) conviction for rape

(... is a kind of condemnation ) conviction for robbery

(condemnation belongs to category ...) the body of law dealing with crimes and their punishment

Definition 3: an expression of strong disapproval; pronouncing as wrong or morally culpable - [noun denoting communication]

Samples where condemnation or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • his uncompromising condemnation of racism

Synonyms for condemnation in the sense of this definition

(condemnation is a kind of ...) the expression of disapproval

(... is a kind of condemnation ) harsh criticism or disapproval

(... is a kind of condemnation ) to represent as diabolically evil

"the demonization of our enemies"

Definition 4: an appeal to some supernatural power to inflict evil on someone or some group - [noun denoting communication]

Synonyms for condemnation in the sense of this definition

(condemnation is a kind of ...) a public act of denouncing

(... is a kind of condemnation ) a formal ecclesiastical curse accompanied by excommunication

(... is a kind of condemnation ) the act of calling down a curse that invokes evil (and usually serves as an insult)

"he suffered the imprecations of the mob"

Definition 5: the condition of being strongly disapproved of - [noun denoting state]

Samples where condemnation or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • he deserved nothing but condemnation

(condemnation is a kind of ...) a state at a particular time

"a condition (or state) of disrepair" "the current status of the arms negotiations"

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