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Condemnation

A pronouncement by a legally constituted authority provided with police power, declaring a structure unfit for use or occupancy because of its threatened danger to persons or other property. Also, the judicial exercise of the right of eminent domain; taking over private property for public use, with just compensation to the owner.

condemnation

1. The process by which property of a private owner is taken for public use, without his consent, but upon the award and payment of just compensation, being in the nature of a forced sale.
2. A legal declaration that a piece of property or a building is unfit for use.

Condemnation

bell, book, and candle
symbols of Catholic excommunication rite. [Christianity: Brewer Note-Book, 85]
Bridge of Sighs
passage from Doge’s court to execution chamber in Renaissance Venice. [Ital. Hist.: Brewer Note-Book, 121]
Eurydice
doomed to eternal death when Orpheus disobeys Hades. [Gk. Myth.: Kravitz, 97]
lions’ mouths
Venetian receptacles for denunciations, character assassinations. [Ital. Hist.: Plumb, 259–260]
Prometheus
a Titan condemned by Zeus for giving fire to mortals. [Gk. Lit.: Prometheus Bound, Magill I, 786–788]
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Syrian Observatory for Victims of Violence and Terrorism, Syrian Consultative Center for Studies and Human Rights Condemn Damascus Twin Blasts The Syrian Observatory for Victims of Violence and Terrorism and the Syrian Consultative Center for Studies and Human Rights condemned in the strongest of terms the twin blasts which rocked Damascus Saturday.
Bulgaria condemns terrorism in all its forms and actions.
A statement by the White House Press Secretary said that "we condemn in the strongest possible terms the murder of five Israelis in a terrorist attack in the northern West Bank, and we offer our condolences to their loved ones and to the Israeli people.
We strongly condemn this and we hope to see others strongly condemn it as well.
As usual the silence from those people who condemned the Iraq war as a violation of international law but cannot bring themselves to condemn the action's of an Arab state acting outside the law tells it all.
It would be impossible in the 21st Century to do so, otherwise in condemning same sex couples they would also have to condemn cutting men's hair, eating meat with blood in it, eating rabbit or certain kinds of seafood, sexual intercourse during menstruation, cross breeding cattle, and wearing garments made out of more than one material.
Pakistan and Afghanistan on Wednesday condemned the publication of cartoons about Prophet Muhammad and urged the leaders of the Western world also to condemn the act.
The Judeo-Christian ethic does not in any way explicitly condemn all war as morally wrong.