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121. Condemnation

  1. bell, book, and candle symbols of Catholic excommunication rite. [Christianity: Brewer Note-Book, 85]
  2. Bridge of Sighs passage from Doges court to execution chamber in Renaissance Venice. [Ital. Hist.: Brewer Note-Book, 121]
  3. Eurydice doomed to eternal death when Orpheus disobeys Hades. [Gk. Myth.: Kravitz, 97]
  4. lions mouths Venetian receptacles for denunciations, character assassinations. [Ital. Hist.: Plumb, 259260]
  5. Prometheus a Titan condemned by Zeus for giving fire to mortals. [Gk. Lit.: Prometheus Bound, Magill I, 786788]

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Condemnation

CONDEMNATION

The process of implementingeminent domain, whereby the government takes private property for public use.

When land is condemned through eminent domain, owners must be paid just compensation and provided with notice and an opportunity to defend their rights.

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