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 for condemnation
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Condemnation \Con"dem*na"tion\, n. [L. condemnatio.]
     1. The act of condemning or pronouncing to be wrong; censure;
        blame; disapprobation.
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              In every other sense of condemnation, as blame,
              censure, reproof, private judgment, and the like.
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     2. The act of judicially condemning, or adjudging guilty,
        unfit for use, or forfeited; the act of dooming to
        punishment or forfeiture.
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              A legal and judicial condemnation.    --Paley.
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              Whose condemnation is pronounced.     --Shak.
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     3. The state of being condemned.
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              His pathetic appeal to posterity in the hopeless
              hour of condemnation.                 --W. Irving.
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     4. The ground or reason of condemning.
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              This is the condemnation, that light is come into
              the world, and men loved darkness rather light,
              because their deeds were evil.        --John iii.
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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

      n 1: an expression of strong disapproval; pronouncing as wrong
           or morally culpable; "his uncompromising condemnation of
           racism" [syn: disapprobation, condemnation] [ant:
      2: (law) the act of condemning (as land forfeited for public
         use) or judging to be unfit for use (as a food product or an
         unsafe building)
      3: an appeal to some supernatural power to inflict evil on
         someone or some group [syn: execration, condemnation,
      4: the condition of being strongly disapproved of; "he deserved
         nothing but condemnation"
      5: (criminal law) a final judgment of guilty in a criminal case
         and the punishment that is imposed; "the conviction came as
         no surprise" [syn: conviction, judgment of conviction,
         condemnation, sentence] [ant: acquittal]

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  43 Moby Thesaurus words for "condemnation":
     acquittal, action, anathema, arraignment, award, blame,
     castigation, censure, consideration, damnation, decision, decree,
     decrial, deliverance, denouncement, denunciation, determination,
     diagnosis, dictum, doom, excoriation, finding, flaying,
     fulmination, fustigation, impeachment, indictment, judgment,
     landmark decision, order, penalty, pillorying, precedent,
     prognosis, pronouncement, reprehension, reprobation, resolution,
     ruling, sentence, skinning alive, stricture, verdict

From Bouvier's Law Dictionary, Revised 6th Ed (1856) :

  CONDEMNATION, mar. law. The sentence or judgment of a court of competent 
  jurisdiction that a ship or vessel taken as a prize on the high seas, was 
  liable to capture, and was properly and legally captured. 
       2. By the general practice of the law of nations, a sentence of 
  condemnation is, at present, generally deemed necessary in order to divest 
  the title of a vessel taken as a prize. Until this has been done the 
  original owner may regain his property, although the ship may have been in 
  possession of the enemy twenty-four hours, or carried infra praesidia. 1 
  Rob. Rep. 134; 3 Rob. Rep. 97, n.; Carth. 423; Chit. Law of Nat. 99, 100; 10 
  Mod. 79; Abb. on Sh. 14; Wesk. on Ins. h.t.; Marsh. on Ins. 402. A sentence 
  of condemnation is generally binding everywhere. Marsh. on Ins. 402. 
       3. The term condemnation is also applied to the sentence which declares 
  a ship to be unfit for service; this sentence and the grounds of it may, 
  however, be re-examined and litigated by parties interested in disputing it. 
  5 Esp. N. P. C. 65; Abb. on Shipp. 4. 

From Bouvier's Law Dictionary, Revised 6th Ed (1856) :

  CONDEMNATION, civil law. A sentence of judgment which condemns some one to 
  do, to give, or to pay something; or which declares that his claim or 
  pretensions are unfounded. This word is also used by common lawyers, though 
  it is more usual to say conviction, both in civil and criminal cases. It is 
  a maxim that no man ought to be condemned unheard, and without the 
  opportunity of being heard. 

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