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tr.v. con·demned, con·demn·ing, con·demns
1. To express strong disapproval of: condemned the needless waste of food. See Synonyms at criticize.
2. To pronounce judgment against; sentence: condemned the felons to prison.
3. To judge or declare to be unfit for use or consumption, usually by official order: condemn an old building.
4. To force (someone) to experience, endure, or do something: "Those who cannot remember the past are condemned to repeat it" (George Santayana).
5. To lend credence to or provide evidence for an adverse judgment against: were condemned by their actions.
6. Law To appropriate (property) for public use.

[Middle English condemnen, from Old French condemner, from Latin condemnāre : com-, intensive pref.; see com- + damnāre, to sentence (from damnum, penalty).]

con·dem′na·ble (-dĕm′nə-bəl) adj.
con·dem′na·to′ry (-nə-tôr′ē) adj.
con·demn′er (-dĕm′ər), con·dem′nor (-dĕm′ər, -dĕm-nôr′) n.
References in classic literature ?
This fact, as far as it symbolizes the moral fact of the Unattainable, the flying Perfect, around which the hands of man can never meet, at once the inspirer and the condemner of every success, may conveniently serve us to connect many illustrations of human power in every department.
For which reason, also, I am not angry with my condemners, or with my accusers; they have done me no harm, although they did not mean to do me any good; and for this I may gently blame them.
sung as the "I have a dream" man, but unsung as the condemner of the United States for having the world's most violent government.
One of the 19th century's fiercest opponents of foreign wars, a condemner of slavery and a believer in education for all.
stating "[Just] compensation is to be measured by what the owner lost and not what the condemner has gained.
26) Another political use of water imagery is found in the Two Addresses, when Wordsworth uses the image of a stream to flatter Lord Lonsdale, who is described as having the power of a poet: Lonsdale's supporters "know that he has proved himself a faithful guardian to the several orders of the State--that he is a tried enemy to dangerous innovations--a condemner of fantastic theories--one who understands mankind, and knows the heights and levels of human nature, by which the course of the streams of social action is determined .
015(1), before an eminent domain action can be filed a condemner must provide written notice by certified mail to the fee owner(5) of the property.