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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."

See: condemn, convict, predetermine, punish, sentence, tragedy


judgment. The word ‘doom’ is Old English whereas ‘judgment’ is a very early French import.

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

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