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 ?
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.
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.
Observation notes from the condemned cells reveal how on June 20, 1958, at about 2.