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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.


a government or private party with the power to acquire private property for public use
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688 (1985) (finding a de facto taking where the condemnor engaged in precondemnation activities for over 10 years and to a point where plaintiff's land was the only private land within a national park).
The New York courts have consistently held that provisions in a lease calling for a sign to remain the personal property of the tenant are not transferable to a dispute between a sign-owning lessee and a condemnor.
An extension of the preceding Supreme Court case logic suggests that a condemnor must use the valuation methodology existent in the market for telecommunications utility corridor rights of way in justly compensating the owner of property having such uses as its highest and best uses.
When real property is taken for a public purpose pursuant to the power of eminent domain, the primary dispute between the condemnor and the owner usually concerns the determination of just compensation.
A problem exists, and the decision maker (the buyer or seller, landlord or tenant, condemnor or condemnee, borrower or lender) seeks expert advice.
In Virginia, following the initial determination concerning the value of the property in its entirety, the condemnor pays the award to the court, and a separate proceeding is initiated by owners of interests and estates in the property (including tenants) regarding the allocation of the award.
The scenario gets even eerier if a maverick attorney working for the condemnor gets creative and fills the easement document with legalese that the property owner is expected to understand and show agreement with by signing the document.
Another point regarding the calculation of just compensation involves the following premise: The owner must be compensated for what has been lost and not what the condemnor has gained.
Unless provided otherwise by statute, a taking occurs when, after entry, the condemnor takes physical possession, uses the property or facilities thereon, and puts legal restrictions on the owner of property.
The second application involves a situation in which the condemnor was acquiring hundreds of parcels to make major improvements on a 12-mile stretch of an important commercial arterial road in the northeast Detroit metropolitan area.
The condemnor receives estimates from its environmental and engineering consultants that remediation will cost $1.
The figures suggest that the condemnor would do well to proceed with the partial take ($470,000) rather than the total take ($850,000).