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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.
References in classic literature ?
there they stand, and by them stand those whom they have doomed--the innocent whom, with their wives and children, they have doomed to the death of the dog.
The doomed slew the doomers, while from the circle of the Ingomboco a great roar of laughter went up, for men rejoiced because the burden of the witch- doctors had fallen from them.
It was Nobela, she who had doomed me, she whom but now I had smitten to earth, but who had come back from the dead to curse me!
And, furthermore, how could they kill him who was the chosen of gods and doomed to greatness?
But once more her scheme was doomed to failure, for hardly had she gone a yard from the church than both it and the monk disappeared, and she found herself in a wood black as night, and full of wolves and bears and wild animals of all sorts and descriptions.
IT was John Laurie who would wail we are DOOMED rolling expressive eyes in Dad's Army.
Commentary: Is the Philippines doomed after 2019 midterm elections?
In a statement, the embassy said: 'Any attempt to undermine China-Pakistan relationship is doomed to fail.'
Those who dare to deceive the scythe of time are the doomed ones.
ROY HODGSON believes his Crystal Palace side will not be "doomed" even if they lose their first eight Premier League games of the season.
Wales is doomed and our government cannot think of anything positive to say.