condemned cell


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condemned cell

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

condemned cell

nbraccio della morte
Collins Italian Dictionary 1st Edition © HarperCollins Publishers 1995

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.
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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. And as for the other whale, why, I'll agree to get more oil by chopping up and trying out these three masts of ours, than he'll get from that bundle of bones; though, now that I think of it, it may contain something worth a good deal more than oil; yes, ambergris.
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.
That has been a surreal experience, not dissimilar, perhaps, to that faced by someone in a condemned cell.
That has been a surreal experience, not dissimilar, perhaps, to that faced by someone in a condemned cell. Elaine will be at my side and although parting from each other will be unbearable, she knows I cannot battle with this awful disease any longer.
On the other hand, a professor from Delhi University, 90 per cent crippled, who can't even crawl to the toilet without help, has been thrown in a condemned cell for years.
Karachi -- The Sindh government on Monday reinstated the service of Malir Jail Superintendent, who was suspended on the orders of the Chief Justice of Pakistan, after the latter visited the jail on Saturday and found an influential inmate Shahrukh Jatoi enjoying better facilities despite being a prisoner of condemned cell.
While awaiting her fate in the condemned cell, Eastwood's mother, who was assumed to be dead, came to visit her.
"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.