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Condemn

To adjudge or find guilty of a crime and sentence. To declare a building or ship unsafe for use or occupancy. To decide that a navigable vessel is a prize or is unfit for service. To take privately owned land for public use in exchange for just compensation by virtue of the power of Eminent Domain.

condemn

v. 1) for a public agency to determine that a building is unsafe or unfit for habitation and must be torn down or rebuilt to meet building and health code requirements. 2) for a governmental agency to take private property for public use under the right of eminent domain, but constitutionally the property owner must receive just compensation. If an agreement cannot be reached then the owner is entitled to a court determination of value in a condemnation action (lawsuit), but the public body can take the property immediately upon deposit of the estimated value. 3) to sentence a convicted defendant to death. 4) send to prison. (See: condemnation action, eminent domain, capital punishment)

condemn

(Ban), verb abhor, abnegate, abrogate, bar, blackball, block, boycott, call a halt, cancel, cast aside, cast out, censor, check, counter, debar, deny, disallow, disapprove, discommode, discountenance, disfavor, disown, disqualify, embargo, enjoin, exclude, expel, forbid, forestall, frustrate, halt, hammer, impede, interdict, interrupt, keep in bounds, keep out, keep within bounds, lay an embargo on, limit, make immossible, object, obstruct, oppose, ostracize, outlaw, prevent, prohibit, proscribe, put a stop to, put an embargo on, put an end to, put one's veto to, put under an injunction, put under an interdiction, put under prohibition, quash, quell, refuse, reject, repress, reprobate, restrain, restrict access, retard, seclude, shut out, stop, suppress, thwart, vetare, withhold

condemn

(Blame), verb accuse, anathematize, asperse, assail with censure, attack, berate, bring into discredit, call to account, cast blame upon, castigate, charge, chide, condemnare, criticize, culpare, declaim against, decry, denigrate, denounce, deprecate, derogate, disapprove, disdain, disparage, dispraise, execrate, find guilty, fulminate against, impeach, implicate, impugn, indict, inveigh against, pass censure on, publicly accuse, rebuke, reprehend, reproach, reprove, repudiate, take to task, upbraid, vilify, vituperare, vituperate

condemn

(Punish), verb adjudge, administer correction, bring to account, carry out a sentence, convict, damnare, deal retributive justice, discipline, doom, exact a penalty, exact retribution, execute a sentence, execute justice, impose a penalty, impose penalty, inflict penalty, inflict punishment, pass sentence on, penalize, prescribe punishment, pronounce judgment, pronounce sentence, punire, reprimand, reprove, sentence, subject to penalty, take disciplinary action

condemn

(Seize), verb accroach, acquire, arrogate, assume, assume ownership, attach, compullorily acquire, confiscate, declare to be forfeited, deprive of corporal possession, deprive of ownership, disentitle, disseise, distrain, divest of property, expropriate, foreclose, impound, impropriate, municipalize, nationalize, publicare, sequestrate, take for public use, take over, take possession, usurp
Associated concepts: eminent domain
See also: accuse, blame, cavil, censure, charge, complain, confiscate, convict, criticize, decry, defame, denigrate, denounce, discommend, disparage, execute, fault, impeach, incriminate, judge, libel, proscribe, punish, reprehend, reprimand, reproach, sentence

condemn

to pronounce judicial sentence on someone, usually one of death.
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1990) (maintaining that precondemnation activities can give rise to takings claims, but such claims require proof that there is "no economically viable use" for the land); Richmond Elks Hall, 561 F2d 1327 (finding a de facto taking where the condemnor withheld instituting condemnation proceedings for over 13 years, continued to advise the plaintiff landowner that his property would be acquired in due time, and then ultimately decided to forgo the acquisition after the majority of the adjacent properties had been acquired and the condemnation substantially interfered with the property and its value); Althaus, 7 Cl.
Virginia (1991) Sign structure is personal property per the the agreement of parties to a lease, but a conclusion as to being personal property is not applicable to a dispute between a lessee and a condemnor.
Legal precedence supports valuation based on highest and best property use, even when that use is the same as the use proposed by a condemnor.
In addition, when the condemnor takes only a portion of the leased premises, the tenant is generally entitled to severance damages for the diminution in value of the remaining portion of the leased property.
In Florida the condemnor pays the property owner's bills.
Obviously, the most efficient use of resources occurs when the condemnor and condemnee reach a negotiated settlement.
In the inverse condemnation case, the court ruled that it was a de facto taking, "because there is a physical unauthorized entry by the condemnor, a physical ouster of the owner, a legal interference with the physical use, possession or enjoyment of the property or a legal interference with the owner's power of disposition of the property.
The technique can be used by a condemnor or by attorneys representing condemnees if they have sufficient cases to justify the effort.
The condemnor and the condemnee obviously have different perspectives on value because their remediation programs have different timing and different costs.
If the condemnor proceeds with the partial take appear readily identifiable and actually imposed by CERCLA.
If Eminent Domain Proceedings Are Considered, The Nj Licensed Land Surveyor Acting On Behalf Of Prospective Condemnor Pursuant To Njsa 20:3-16 Et Seq.
Once negotiations have occurred and a monetary offer has been extended, the condemnor may commence an action in which the commissioners make an administrative determination of the value of the property taken, the benefits to the landowner, and the reduction, if any, in the value of the landowner's remaining property.