condemnation

Definitions

General English

Construction

  • A declaration by the appropriate local governing authority that a structure is no longer fit or safe to use.
  • The seizure of private property by a governmental authority in order to use that property for some public purpose, as in the exercise of eminent domain.

Law

  • noun the act of sentencing of someone to a particular severe punishment
  • noun the forfeit of a piece of property when it has been legally seized
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