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An archaic term for a court's judgment. For example, some criminal sentences still end with the phrase " … which is pronounced for doom."

West's Encyclopedia of American Law, edition 2. Copyright 2008 The Gale Group, Inc. All rights reserved.


judgment. The word ‘doom’ is Old English whereas ‘judgment’ is a very early French import.
Collins Dictionary of Law © W.J. Stewart, 2006

DOOM. This word formerly signified a judgment. T. L.

A Law Dictionary, Adapted to the Constitution and Laws of the United States. By John Bouvier. Published 1856.
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