The legal seizure of property by a government authority for public use, through the powers of eminent domain, in exchange for fair market value.

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The condemnation of all of the houses in my old neighborhood will make way for a new highway to be built.

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You should always try and avoid doing anything illegal or there may be a condemnation on the things you hold most dear.

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I knew there would be condemnation in the near future because the government always liked to seize things that they needed.

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