Refuted or disallowed. That which is not licit has been condemned by a person or group in authority or politics. A condemnation with no authority involved is a wasted sentence, because nobody cares. For example, homicide is condemned by most governments under normal circumstances.

Con*demned" (?), a.


Pronounced to be wrong, guilty, worthless, or forfeited; adjudged or sentenced to punishment, destruction, or confiscation.


Used for condemned persons.

Richard Savage . . . had lain with fifty pounds weight of irons on his legs in the condemned ward of Newgate. Macaulay.


© Webster 1913.

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