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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.
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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.
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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]
Allusions—Cultural, Literary, Biblical, and Historical: A Thematic Dictionary. Copyright 2008 The Gale Group, Inc. All rights reserved.
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"As we strongly condemn this terrorist criminal act and offer deepest condolences over the victims to the brotherly Syria, leadership and people, we are all confidence that the awareness of the Syrian people and their leadership will be able to uproot terrorism that targets Syria's safety and the region's security" said Mansour in a statement.
WASHINGTON, March 12, 2011 (WAFA) -- The White House Saturday strongly condemned what it described as "the terrorist attack in the West Bank," calling on the Palestinian Authority to also condemn it and bring the perpetrators to justice.
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The Russian President's condemnation cable cited "I strictly condemn these terrorist attacks which target innocent citizens and governmental, social as well as religious establishments," noting that "Such attacks cannot be justified regardless the reasons used by the terrorist to justify their activities.
"We want to strongly condemn this attack on innocent civilians," State Department deputy spokesman Robert Wood said.
Less than two years ago he refused to condemn the destruction caused by Orange Order supporters after the re-routing of the Whiterock parade.
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 word 'condemn' seems such an empty word for what has happened and I would rather have heard that our Prime Minister had decided to withdraw all our troops from Iraq, instead of risking their lives there for no gain.