Definition for CON-DEMN'

CON-DEMN', v.t. [L. condemno; con and damno, to condemn, to disapprove, to doom, to devote; It. condannare, dannare; Port. condenar; Sp. id; Fr. condamnar; Arm. condauni; D. doemen, verdoemen; G. verdammen Sw. döma, fördöma; Dan. dömmer, fordömmer; Sax. deman, fordeman, to deem, to doom, to judge, to condemn. See Damn. Deem, Doom.]

  1. To pronounce to be utterly wrong; to utter a sentence of disapprobation against; to censure; to blame. But the word often expresses more than censure or blame, and seems to include the idea of utter rejection; as, to condemn heretical opinions; to condemn one's conduct. We condemn mistakes with asperity, where we pass over sins with gentleness. – Buckminster.
  2. To determine or judge to be wrong, or guilty; to disallow; to disapprove. Beloved, if our heart condemn us not, we have confidence toward God. – 1 John iii.
  3. To witness against; to show or prove to be wrong, or guilty, by a contrary practice. The men of Nineveh shall rise in judgment with this generation, and shall condemn it. – Matth. xii.
  4. To pronounce to be guilty; to sentence to punishment; to utter sentence against judicially; to doom; opposed to aquit or absolve; with to before the penalty. The Son of Man will be betrayed to the chief priests, and to the scribes, and they will condemn him to death. – Matth. xx. He that believeth on him is not condemned. – John iii.
  5. To doom or sentence to pay a fine; to fine. And the king of Egypt … condemned the land in a hundred talents of silver. – 2 Chron. xxxvi.
  6. To judge or pronounce to be unfit for use or service; as, the ship was condemned as not sea-worthy.
  7. To judge or pronounce to be forfeited; as, the ship and her cargo were condemned.

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