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Condemnation

The process of implementing Eminent Domain, whereby the government takes private property for public use.

When land is condemned through eminent domain, owners must be paid just compensation and provided with notice and an opportunity to defend their rights.

condemnation

n. the legal process by which a governmental body exercises its right of "eminent domain" to acquire private property for public uses (highways, schools, redevelopment, etc.). Condemnation includes a resolution of public need, an offer to purchase, and, if a negotiated purchase is not possible, then a condemnation suit. The government may take the property at the time of suit if it deposits money with the court in the amount of the government's appraisal. (See: eminent domain, inverse condemnation, condemnation action)

condemnation

(Blame), noun accusation, ascription, attack, castigation, censure, charge, chastisement, chiding, complaint, condemnatio, criticism, denigration, denunciation, deprecation, derogation, disapproval, discountenance, discredit, disdain, disparagement, dispraise, execration, expostulation, impeachment, implication, imputation, incrimination, invective, objection, objurgation, opposition, rebuke, recrimination, reprehension, reprimand, reproach, reproof, repudiation, stricture, vilification, vituperation

condemnation

(Punishment), noun conviction, dissiplinary action, exaction of penalty, execration, finding of guilty, guilty verdict, infliction, judgment, justice, penalty, punishing experience, punishment, punition, retribution, retributive justice, sentence

condemnation

(Seizure), noun abrogation, acquisiiion by right of eminent domain, appropriation, arrogation, assumption, commandeering, compulsory acquisition, confiscation, deprivation, dispossession, distraint, distress, divestment, expropriation, forced sale, forcible seizure, foreclosure, impounding, impropriation, municipalization, nationalization, prehension, takeover, taking of property for public use, taking possession
Associated concepts: condemnation of land for public use, condemnation proceedings, reverse condemnation, title by condemnation
See also: accusation, aspersion, bad repute, blame, charge, confutation, contempt, conviction, correction, count, criticism, culpability, denunciation, diatribe, disapprobation, disapproval, discredit, disdain, disparagement, expropriation, finding of guilt, ignominy, impeachment, impugnation, inculpation, judgment, onus, ostracism, outcry, proscription, punishment, rebuff, reprimand, reproach, revilement, sanction, stigma

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.

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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He began his career as an assistant county attorney and a deputy county attorney in the Office of the County Attorney of Nassau County, Tax Certiorari and Condemnation Bureau.
Thus, we might observe that in military settings, though not unique to those settings, a felt condemnation by God might accompany or precede self-condemnation.
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In a Joint Statement released at the end of a visit by Egypt's Foreign Minister, Ahmed Aboul Ghait, to Morocco, the two parties underlined their "unreserved condemnation of all kinds of terrorism," and lauded the level of coordination between the two countries in uprooting terrorism.
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1 : criticism 1, disapproval <There was strong condemnation of the new regulation.
Summary: Morocco has renewed here on Tuesday its firm commitment to fight terrorism and unreserved condemnation of all forms of terror.
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The EU has reacted vigorously to a fresh World Trade Organisation condemnation of its banana import regime, saying it would appeal against the judgement made in Geneva.
Poling called this week for a public vote on an amendment to the City Charter requiring a six-vote council majority in support of city condemnation proceedings.