[kon-dem-ney-shuh n, -duh m-]


the act of condemning.
the state of being condemned.
strong censure; disapprobation; reproof.
a cause or reason for condemning.
U.S. Law. the seizure, as of property, for public use.

Nearby words

  1. concussion,
  2. concussion grenade,
  3. concyclic,
  4. cond.,
  5. condemn,
  6. condemnatory,
  7. condemned,
  8. condemned cell,
  9. condemner,
  10. condensable

Origin of condemnation

1350–1400; Middle English condempnacioun (< Middle French) < Late Latin condemnātiōn- (stem of condemnātiō). See condemn, -ation

Related formsnon·con·dem·na·tion, nounre·con·dem·na·tion, nounself-con·dem·na·tion, noun Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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Word Origin and History for condemnation



late 14c., from Latin condemnationem (nominative condemnatio), noun of action from past participle stem of condemnare (see condemn).

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper