[kon-dem-ney-shuh n, -duh m-]
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  1. the act of condemning.
  2. the state of being condemned.
  3. strong censure; disapprobation; reproof.
  4. a cause or reason for condemning.
  5. U.S. Law. the seizure, as of property, for public use.

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. 2018

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Word Origin and History for self-condemnation



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

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