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.
In Flora de Barral's particular case ever since Anthony had suddenly broken his way into her hopeless and cruel existence she lived like a person liberated from a condemned cell by a natural cataclysm, a tempest, an earthquake; not absolutely terrified, because nothing can be worse than the eve of execution, but stunned, bewildered--abandoning herself passively.
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.
Nine minutes later executioner James Berry Berry was shown into the condemned cell where he spent two minutes strapping the arms with little difficulty.
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.
His book takes the reader through the days before fully-fledged war and through Joe's interrogation and torture at the hands of his Russian Captors and his 23 days in a condemned cell.
HANGED: Allen and Evans Here, Liam returns to the condemned cell where he once contemplated his grim fate 41 years ago.
Patricia was also able to tell me about her last visit to her father in the condemned cell.
In the aria Hywel, in the condemned cell, sings farewell to "my Blodwen, my love, my all?
TRANMERE could not avoid putting Prenton Park through an ordeal of nail-chewing anxiety before finally escaping from a six-month detention in League One's condemned cell.