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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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The Acting Foreign Secretary summoned the Indian High Commissioner today to lodge Pakistan's strong protest and condemnations against the acquittal of all four accused, including Swami Aseemanand, (the main perpetrator, activist of the Hindu terrorist organization RSS) in the Samjhauta Terror Attacks by the Special National Investigation Agency (NIA) Court.
Later on, Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi released a condemnation message and directed for the early arrest of those responsible.
Al-Hayat al-Jadida highlighted President Mahmoud Abbas' condemnation and had a large size three word headline on red background that said: 'Mines of the despicable division."
The Turkish prime minister's comments came several hours after a similar condemnation of Israel from the Turkish Foreign Ministry.
The government has announced a threeday mourning but the deadly siege at Army Public School that led to 141 deaths out of which 132 were of children and countless injuries almost immediately led to outpourings of condemnations and grief from across the country and internationally.
The United States, meanwhile, has been facing criticism after it refused to join in the condemnation. In response to the growing criticism, State Department spokeswoman Victoria Nuland said on Wednesday, "The best way to deal with this issue is a direct dialogue between the parties and reaching an agreement on borders." She added that condemnations at the United Nations Security Council "will not change the situation on the ground.
Condemnations continue across Syria calling for holding Israel accountable for its war crimes and putting an end to its continued blockade on Gaza.
(36) See Saxer, supra note 24, at 694-95 ("Whenever the government uses eminent domain to restrict religious freedom, such condemnations should be subject to strict scrutiny review if they substantially burden religious exercise.
US Trade Representative Susan Schwab has hailed the WTO report and complained about the fact that the EU had ignored previous condemnations. The Commission pointed out that Washington is not a producer of bananas and regretted the fresh WTO decision.
City Councilor George Poling's suggestion that Eugene raise the bar for property condemnations is either a piece of political positioning, or a serious policy proposal.
The Code contains an important exception to the general rule requiring recognition of gains from the disposition of property; this exception has particular relevance to property condemnations. Under [section] 1033 of the Code, a taxpayer may defer paying tax on gains realized from certain types of "involuntary conversions." (4) The specific involuntary conversions covered by [section] 1033 include the compulsory or involuntary disposition of property "as a result of its ...