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