condemned cell


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condemned cell

n
(Law) a prison cell in which a person condemned to death awaits execution
Translations
زنْزانَةُ المَحْكوم عَلَيْهِ بالأعْدام
cela smrti
dødscelle
siralomház
dauîaklefi
cela smrti
ölüm hücresi

condemned cell

nbraccio della morte

condemn

(kənˈdem) verb
1. to criticize as morally wrong or evil. Everyone condemned her for being cruel to her child.
2. to sentence to (a punishment). She was condemned to death.
3. to declare (a building) to be unfit to use. These houses have been condemned.
condemnation (kondemˈneiʃən) noun
condemned cell
a cell for a prisoner under sentence of death.
References in classic literature ?
He struck a light as they entered the dark corridor leading to the condemned cell, and then said in his most civil tone, "It'll be pretty nigh dark in the cell a'ready, but I can stop with my light a bit, if you like.
For what oil he'll get from that drugged whale there, wouldn't be fit to burn in a jail; no, not in a condemned cell.
Here, he was searched, that he might not have about him the means of anticipating the law; this ceremony performed, they led him to one of the condemned cells, and left him there--alone.
Moreover, my dungeon, as well as all the condemned cells at Toledo, had stone floors, and light was not altogether excluded.
I was a prisoner in the condemned cell awaiting hanging.
By random choice we went for the Mason's Arms in Fishergate, not that far away from the York Castle Museum which I seem to recall has a condemned cell.
Fortunately, the distance between the condemned cell and the scaffold house is but a few yards and .
They were housed in a condemned cell next to the execution chamber for the last three or four days of their lives.
Popular legend has it that, while at Newcastle Castle, Houdini was challenged to escape the so-called Condemned Cell (which to this day, remains closed to the public).
In a moving essay from his condemned cell, published by Britain's Guardian newspaper a day before his execution, Masih reflected on his life on death row, during which time he received numerous death warrants.