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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

to pronounce judicial sentence on someone, usually one of death.
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Scott Morrison, the Australian Prime Minister has also decried the horrific incident while tweeting, "Australia condemns the heinous terrorist attack on an Indian police convoy in Jammu and Kashmir.
A statement by Deputy Spokesperson of the French Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Development said, "France condemns the cowardly attack that targeted Quetta Civil Hospital."
He tweeted, "Mauritius strongly condemns the attack on Indian pilgrims returning from Amarnath, says that it stands with India at its moment of grief."
The house in a united manner condemns the issue," she said.
Earlier today, Pakistan Foreign Office spokesperson Dr Mohammad Faisal in a tweet wrote that Pakistan condemns the explosions and terrorist attacks that have led to numerous casualties and immense loss.
"India condemns the terror attacks in Sri Lanka and offers its condolences to the people and government of the country," Kovind tweeted.
Sanjrani condemns Quetta blast; directs proper treatment for victims
Canada, meanwhile, said it 'strongly condemns' the bombing which it called 'a despicable act of cowardice.'
'Pakistan strongly condemns the horrific bloodbath in Indian occupied Jammu and Kashmir by the Indian occupation force that has resulted in the martyrdom of 14 innocent Kashmiris and injuries to more than 200 protesters,' the statement reads.
FM condemns cowardly' attack, lauds timely action by security forces ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Imran Khan on Friday condemned the attempted terror attack on Chinese consulate in Karachi, which was foiled by security forces and resulted in the martyrdom of two policemen.
According to reporter, A JI spokesman in a statement in Srinagar said, 'Jamaat strongly condemns the arrest of the relatives of freedom activists and damaging their properties.'
Japan strongly condemns terrorism in all its forms and manifestations.